World Development Report 2009
Souleymane Coulibaly, from Cote d'Ivoire, holds a dual Ph.D. degree in International Trade and Economic Geography from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). His publications and ongoing research deal with the impact of geography on firms’ location, trade flows and regional integration. He contributed to the 2005 GEP report on regionalism, and has refereed many papers in the Journal of Economic Geography. He is a member of the European Economic Association.
Before joining the World Bank as a Young Professional in September 2006, he used to be lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistiques et d’Economie AppliquÃ©e (ENSEA) of Abidjan, teaching assistant at the University of Lausanne, and economist at the Economic and International Relations department of NESTLE in Vevey, Switzerland.