From 1980 to 2008 Dr. Page was at the World Bank where his senior positions included: Director, Poverty Reduction, Director, Economic Policy, Chief Economist and Director, Economic and Social Development, Middle East and North Africa Region and Chief Economist of the Africa Region. Prior to his appointment at the World Bank, he was a member of the faculty at Stanford and Princeton Universities. He has held visiting professorships at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
He is a Research Associate at the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and has been a consultant to the African Development Bank, the Global Development Network, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO), the United Nations University – World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), and the World Bank.
John Page obtained his Bachelors degree in economics from Stanford University and his Doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has published several books, including The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy (Oxford: 1993), Africa at a Turning Point? Growth, Aid and External Shocks (World Bank: 2008), and Breaking in and Moving Up: Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle Income Countries (UNIDO: 2009). He is the author of more than eighty published articles on the economics of developing countries.