Dr. Abhishek Saurav

Economist - Private Sector Development and Investment Climate, The World Bank Group, Washington DC

Dr. Saurav is an international economist at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. He leads high-level policy advisory and research on FDI, job creation, women’s economic empowerment, and productivity growth. He is leading global research and advisory to investigate the effects of Covid-19 on the private sector and identifying remedial public policy support to developing countries.

His work uncovers the effects of demand and supply-side shocks triggered by the pandemic on supply chains, firm liquidity, worker productivity, output, employment, and business performance. Dr. Saurav holds a doctorate from the George Washington University, where his work investigated the effect of entrepreneurship on economic development and the long-run effects of migration on source economies. He received his Master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s in information technology from the University of Delhi. He is an Indian national and a resident of the United States.