Denis Medvedev leads the IFC Economic Policy Research Department, responsible for frontier analytics on private sector development topics in support of IFC’s investment and advisory activities. His own research has recently focused on firm growth and productivity, while his earlier work explored international trade, income distribution dynamics, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In his previous assignments at the World Bank Group, he led a World Bank global unit on firms, innovation, and entrepreneurship, was responsible for policy dialogue, lending operations, and analytical work in South Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Africa, and developed forward-looking scenarios for the global economy. He is an author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, and World Bank reports. He holds a Ph.D. from the American University.