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Economist with eighteen years’ experience working with public and private sector clients on the design, appraisal, implementation and evaluation of policies. 

Rebekka has worked with the World Bank since 2005, currently as team leader for Labor & Social Protection in the Africa region, and before that as advisor to the president. Earlier she led her sector's re-engagement in the Middle East/North Africa after the Arab Spring.

Before joining the Bank, Rebekka worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as project manager with Frontier Economics Ltd. and for the Monitor Group.  Rebekka holds a PhD in Economics from University College London and a license from the University of St. Gallen.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2005 - Present

Senior Economist

World Bank

Washington, DC, United States

Middle East and North Africa (5 years), Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2 years) and Africa (since June 2016)

Dec 2013 - Jun 2016

Assistant to the President

World Bank

Washington, DC, United States

Advisor to the President of the World Bank Group for all economic matters, the Middle East and Latin America Regions and partnerships with European donor nations, a.o.

Nov 2000 - Aug 2005

Project Manager

Frontier Economics Ltd

London, United Kingdom

Oct 2004 - Aug 2005

Economic Adviser

Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit

London, United Kingdom

Secondee

Aug 1997 - Sep 1999

Consultant

Monitor Group

Munich, Germany

Postal services in Munich and Paris, mining in Johannesburg, telecomms in Madrid.

Education

Oct 2001 - Nov 2006

PhD

University College London

London, United Kingdom

Thesis: The Impact of Violence on Household Investment Behaviour: the Colombian Case 

Supervisors: Orazio Attanasio, Costas Meghir

Oct 1999 - May 2000

MSc

London School of Economics

London, United Kingdom

Essay Supervisors: Tim Besley, Robin Burgess

Jan 1996 - Apr 1998

MBA

CEMS - Community of European Management Schools

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Oct 1993 - Apr 1998

Lizentiat

Universitaet St. Gallen

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Economics

Skills

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Semi-Pro

Expert

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • German

Awards

Jun 2012

Knowlympics Gold Medal

Egypt: Quality of Service Delivery Survey in Health

Jun 2012

1st Place in Addressing Political Economy

‘Tunisia: Turning Theses into Enterprises’

Feb 1994

Cusanuswerk Scholarship

for studies in St. Gallen and at University of London

Hobbies

5

My kids

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Reading, Writing

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Running

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