The World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa region Albert Zeufack is in Ghana for a three-day working visit.

He is expected to hold discussions with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, government officials and the academia. The discussions are expected to center on wide range of issues including development in the Ghanaian following the change in government.

Zeufack joined the World Bank in 1997 as a research economist in the Macroeconomics Division of the Research Department. Since then, he has held several positions in the East Asia and Pacific region, as well as in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice with a particular focus on Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

Zeufack’s main research interest is in the micro-foundations of macroeconomics. Prior to his appointment as Chief Economist, he was Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice and leader of the World Bank-wide Community of Practice for the Management of Natural Resources Rents, a group interested in sovereign wealth, fiscal rules, public spending patterns, and macro-modeling in natural resource-rich economies.

Before joining the World Bank, Zeufack taught Economics and Applied Econometrics at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, where he received his Ph.D. in Economics. He holds a Master Degree in Economic Analysis and Policy from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon.