Elwyn Davies

Economist, World Bank

Elwyn Davies is an Economist in the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Vice Presidency at the World Bank, where he works on firm capabilities, productivity, and innovation in a wide range of countries, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. A Dutch and British national, Elwyn joined the World Bank in 2017 as a Young Professional. Elwyn’s research studies constraints to firm growth and productivity – in particular, the impact of management and incentives – as well as the drivers of growth. He is one of the authors of the book At Your Service? The Promise of Services-Led Development. Before joining the World Bank, Elwyn worked at the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission and was a Lecturer in Economics at The Queens College, University of Oxford. Elwyn holds BSc and BA degrees from Utrecht University, where he majored in Physics and Economics, and an MPhil and DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.

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