Dr. Shahrokh Fardoust is a senior economic consultant with 30 years’ experience in development. From 2008 to 2011, he was Director of Strategy and Operations in the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank, where he contributed to the research and policy priorities of the Chief Economist, the G20’s development agenda, and the review and quality assurance of the World Bank’s major policy papers and analytical reports. His previous senior positions at the Bank included Senior Adviser to the Director-General of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group and Senior Economic Adviser to the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.
After joining the World Bank in 1987, Dr. Fardoust served in a number of technical and operational positions. He was member of the core team for the World Development Report, a senior economist for Egypt, and a lead economist for Pakistan and India, where he lead a team of experts responsible for economic policy dialogue and reforms at the national and subnational level.
He also held positions at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, as a visiting lecturer in economics at the Wharton School, and as a postdoctoral fellow in the economics department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led the work on medium- and long-term global economic scenarios with Project LINK.
Dr. Fardoust has an MA and a PhD in economics, specializing in international trade, finance, and econometrics, from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently the president of International Economic Consultants, LLC and a member of the SovereigNET Advisory Council at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.