John Page

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

John Page is a Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and a Non-resident Senior Fellow of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He is visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan and a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and the Oxford Centre for the Study of Resource Rich Economies.

From 1980 to 2008 Dr Page was at the World Bank where his senior positions included: Director, Poverty Reduction, Director, Economic Policy, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa and Chief Economist, Africa. Prior to his appointment at the World Bank, he was a member of the faculty at Princeton. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and his Doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of several books and more than 90 articles in the field of economic development.

As a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, John Page is part of the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development project. He is mainly involved in managing the project’s sub-component focusing on regional growth in the Southern African Development Community.