Bledi Celiku is a Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment global practice. He is currently the country economist for the World Bank’s Bolivia program. Previously he worked for the World Bank as a country economist for the Iraq program and on strategic and analytical issues for fragile and conflict-affected countries. Prior to joining the World Bank he taught economics at Christopher Newport University. He works on areas linked to economic growth & diversification, macroeconomic & fiscal policy, and public expenditure management. He holds a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University.