François Bourguignon

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François Bourguignon
Born (1945-05-22) May 22, 1945 (age 69)
Nationality France
Institution Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales-Paris School of Economics
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

François Bourguignon (born May 22, 1945) is the former Chief Economist (2003–2007) of the World Bank. He has been the Director of the Paris School of Economics,[1] and from 1985 to his retirement in 2013 a professor of economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.[2]

He has a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.[3]

Recent publications[edit]

  • Handbook of Income Distribution (edited with Anthony Atkinson), North-Holland, 2000.
  • The Impact of Economic Policies on Poverty and Income Distribution: Evaluation Techniques and Tools (edited with Luiz Pereira da Silva), World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003
  • The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America. (edited with Francisco Ferreira and Nora Lustig), World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Evaluating the poverty impact of economic policies: some analytical challenges, (with Luiz Pereira da Silva and Nicholas Stern), Macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction, edited by Ashoka Mody New York : Routledge, 2005.
  • The Effect of Economic Growth on Social Structures, in Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds), Handbook of Economic Growth, North-Holland, 2005.
  • Equity, Efficiency and Inequality Traps. A Research Agenda (with Francisco H.G. Ferrera and Michael Walton), Journal of Economic Inequality, August 2007, Vol. 5, No. 2: 235–256.
  • Effectiveness – Opening the Black Box (with Mark Sundberg), The American Economic Review, May 2007, Vol. 97, No. 2, 316–320.


  1. ^ "François Bourguignon biography". World Bank Website. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "François Bourguignon personal page". Paris School of Economics Website. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ My CV
Business positions
Preceded by
Nicholas Stern
World Bank Chief Economist
Succeeded by
Justin Yifu Lin