Distinguished Speaker Series
Minister of Finance
The Republic of Bulgaria
Thursday, March 29, 2012
5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall
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No reception following presentation.
About Simeon Djankov
Simeon Djankov is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for the Republic of Bulgaria. Prior to his cabinet appointment, Minster Djankov was the chief economist of the finance and private sector vice-presidency of the World Bank. In his 14 years at the World Bank, he worked on regional trade agreements in North Africa, enterprise restructuring and privatization in transition economies, corporate governance in East Asia, and regulatory reforms around the world. In 1997, he participated in a World Bank enterprise restructuring project in Georgia. Since 2004, after the Rose Revolution, he has visited Georgia frequently and worked with the government on reforming the business environment. He is also known as the creator of the Doing Business series, the top-selling publication of the World Bank Group.
Dr. Djankov was a principal author of the World Development Report 2002. He is also the author of over 70 specialized articles in the most prestigious economic journals in the world, including Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Public Economics. He served as associated editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics from 2004 to 2009. He is also the creator of the annual Doing Business Report, the top-selling publication of the World Bank Group.
He is ranked among the 100 Most Cited Economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. Dr. Djankov graduated from the University of National and World Economy and earned Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.