Simeon Djankov is currently a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Until April 2020, he held various positions at the World Bank including Director, Development Policy in DEC, Senior Director in the Office of the Chief Economist (DECCE); Executive Director, Financial Markets Group, at the London School of Economics. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Republic of Bulgaria for 2009 to 2013; and as Chairman of the Board, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2013-2014. Early in his career, he joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in 1997 and held other positions including founding the Doing Business project. Mr. Djankov holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.