Jan Walliser is the World Bank Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions. His Vice Presidency offers clients a wide set of options to: make their economies more productive, competitive, and attractive for private investment; increase access to finance; manage their fiscal deficits and debt; get new facts on poverty; or grow their public sector management capacity. Previously, Mr. Walliser was the Director of Strategy and Operations in the Bank’s Africa Region where he provided strategic leadership and operational guidance to staff operating. Before joining the Bank, he was an economist at the IMF and a Principal Analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Walliser has published in economic journals on intergenerational aspects of fiscal policy, tax reform, pension reform, and aid effectiveness. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and a Diplom-Volkswirt from Kiel University, Germany. A German national, he speaks German, English, and French.