Jos VerbeekChief Economic Advisor

Jos Verbeek
areas of expertise
  • Macroeconomic Fundamentals
  • Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Growth and Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • PhD/Dr – Economics – Tinberger Institute – Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Drs/Mcs – Economics – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jos Verbeek, a Dutch national, is our Chief Economic Advisor, focusing on current economic affairs and its implications for our clients. Jos comes with 30 years of experience in assisting clients of the World Bank Group to advance their economic prospects.

Mr. Verbeek joined the World Bank in 1992 in the International Economics Department. He has since held various positions, his most recent assignment being Adviser in the Senior Vice-President’s Office for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships.

Preceding this assignment, he worked as a country economist in the Africa and the European regions and managed the Global Monitoring Report, a joint WBG and IMF flagship measuring progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

His last position at the World Bank Group was as Special Representative to the UN and the WTO in Geneva. Prior to this, he held various corporate assignments and country focused lead roles.

Latest insights & analysis on Jos Verbeek's area of expertise

  • U.S. Lawmakers Urge Washington to Rally Allies Against China’s Ban on Micron

    Two Republican lawmakers; Representative McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Gallagher, chairman of the House select committee on China, urged the Biden administration to rally U.S. allies, including Japan and South Korea, against China’s “economic aggression” in the wake of Beijing’s ban on purchases of U.S. chipmaker Micron’s memory chips. The two lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo, calling on the administration to take action after China targeted the biggest U.S. memory chip maker.

    June 5, 2023
  • Sweden Ordered Uniper to Restart Malmö Power Plant in Case of a Crisis

    Sweden’s power grid operator Svenska Kraftnat ordered Germany’s Uniper, the operator of mothballed Oresundsverket power station in Malmö, to restart the plant in case of a deteriorating security situation causes supply disruptions. The grid operator said the plant in Sweden’s south, which has been idled since 2016, should be recommissioned as part of the country’s power reserve by 2025. The plant was mainly running on gas before being shut down, but it can also burn oil. 

    June 5, 2023
  • Exxon, Chevron in Advanced Talks on Algeria Natural Gas Deals

    Two U.S. energy majors ExxonMobil and Chevron are looking to tap Algeria’s vast resources of natural gas as they are in advanced talks for exploration and production deals in the North African nation. Algeria holds huge conventional natural gas reserves, and it is also estimated to have the third–largest shale gas reserves in the world after China and Argentina. ExxonMobil and Chevron could complete the talks on the deals with Algerian state-held oil and gas firm Sonatrach by the end of this year.

    June 5, 2023

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