Louis Kuijs works since September 2004 as Senior Economist in the World Bank’s China office, coordinating the Banks’ macroeconomic analysis and policy work. He is the main author and coordinator of the Bank’s China Quarterly Update. He also led the Bank’s mid- term evaluation of the implementation of China’s 11th 5 year plan.

During 1997-2004, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. During 1999-2004, this was in the European Department, working on Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, and Germany. Before that, he worked in the African and Fiscal Affairs Departments.

During 1994-97, he worked at Oxford Economic Forecasting (Oxford, UK), on macroeconomic modeling and forecasting for industrialized countries and emerging markets.

Louis has also worked at the University of Amsterdam, the Hypo Vereinsbank (Munich, Germany), and for the Economist Intelligence Unit (London, UK).

He received his first degree in Economics (Drs.) from the University of Amsterdam and a Master degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.