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Sébastien Dessus

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Sébastien Dessus is a World Bank program leader in charge of macroeconomic, governance, poverty, trade & competitiveness, and finance & markets programs for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In his career at the World Bank, he has served as program leader for Sahelian countries, lead economist for Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, senior country economist for Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza, and as a senior economist in the World Bank Chief Economist’s office. Prior to joining the World Bank, he served as administrator at the OECD Development Center. Sébastien Dessus holds a PhD in economics from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and has published extensively in academic journals and books on issues related to growth, trade, macroeconomic management, environment, poverty, political economy and general equilibrium modeling.