Andrew Burns

World Bank, Washington D.C., USA

Andrew is a Lead Economist and the Manager of the Global Macroeconomic Trends Team of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. He is also the lead author and task manager of Global Economic Prospects, the Bank's report that examines trends in the global economy and how they affect developing countries. He has also been a principal contributor to past editions of the World Bank's Global Development Finance.

Before joining the World Bank, Andrew was Head of Desk for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and France at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he supervised and wrote the OECD's Economic Surveys for these countries. He also played a lead role in the OECD's Jobs Study, overseeing the evaluation of labor market policies in each of the organization's 30 member countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Andrew worked at the Economic Council of Canada where he wrote on labor market and macroeconomic issues. Andrew holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada.