Philip Schellekens is Lead Economist in the Prospects Group of the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank. He is lead author and manager of the Global Monitoring Report and contributes analytically to other publications, including the Bank's Global Economic Prospects.
Prior to this, he worked, also with the World Bank, as Senior Country Economist for Brazil, China and Malaysia. For the latter two assignments, he was based in Beijing/Hong Kong and Bangkok. His work focused on the economic policy challenges facing middle-income countries.
Before the joining the World Bank, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in the Asia and Pacific, Monetary and Capital Markets, and European Departments. He held research positions on emerging Europe and country surveillance positions on Hong Kong, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Lebanon, and South Africa.
His academic training was completed at Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of Antwerp. He held visiting positions at the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Financial Markets Group, the Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of England. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.
- What can societies do to age with growth and prosperity?
- The three major challenges to ending extreme poverty
- From population bomb to development opportunity: New perspectives on demographic change
- Por que a transformação estrutural na China representa uma oportunidade de crescimento para o Brasil
- Why Transformation in China Presents an Opportunity for Brazil
- Three Perspectives on Brazilian Growth Pessimism
- Whither Malaysia’s brain drain?
- Why Updating Malaysia’s Inclusiveness Strategies is Key
- Malaysia cannot afford to go slow on structural reform implementation
- What is new in Malaysia’s New Economic Model?
- Should Malaysia's new growth model favor manufacturing or services?
- The winds of change are blowing in Malaysia