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François Bourguignon (born May 22, 1945) is the former Chief Economist (2003–2007) of the World Bank. He has been the Director of the Paris School of Economics,[1] and from 1985 to his retirement in 2013 a professor of economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.[2] in 2016 Bourguignon was awarded the Dan David Prize.

François Bourguignon
Chief Economist of the World Bank
In office
PresidentJames Wolfensohn
Paul Wolfowitz
Preceded byNicholas Stern
Succeeded byJustin Yifu Lin
Personal details
Born (1945-05-22) May 22, 1945 (age 74)
François Bourguignon
InstitutionEcole des hautes études en sciences sociales-Paris School of Economics
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
Bernard Salanié [fr]
AwardsDan David Prize, 2016
Information at IDEAS / RePEc



He has a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit


  • Bourguignon, François; Atkinson, Anthony B. (2000). Handbook of income distribution. Amsterdam New York: Elvesier. ISBN 9780444816313.
  • Bourguignon, François; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A. (2003). The impact of economic policies on poverty and income distribution: evaluation techniques and tools. Washington, DC: World Bank and Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 9780821354919.
  • Bourguignon, François; Lustig, Nora; Ferreira, Francisco (2005). The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics: in East Asia and Latin America. Washington, DC New York: World Bank Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780821358610.
  • Bourguignon, François; Bussolo, Maurizio; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A. (2008). The impact of macroeconomic policies on poverty and income distribution: macro-micro evaluation techniques and tools. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan World Bank. ISBN 9780821357781.
  • Bourguignon, François (2015). The Globalization of Inequality. Translated by Scott-Railton, Thomas. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691160528.

Chapters in booksEdit

  • Bourguignon, François (2005), "The effect of economic growth on social structures", in Aghion, Philippe; Durlauf, Steven N. (eds.), Handbook of economic growth, 1B, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 1701–1748, ISBN 9780444520432.
  • Bourguignon, François; Stern, Nicholas; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A. (2006), "Evaluating the poverty impact of economic policies: some analytical challenges", in Mody, Ashoka; Pattillo, Catherine (eds.), Macroeconomic policies and poverty, London New York: Routledge, ISBN 041570071X. Pdf version.
  • Bourguignon, François; Chakravarty, Satay R. (2009), "Multidimensional poverty orderings: theory and applications", in Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (eds.), Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume I: Ethics, welfare, and measurement, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 337–362, ISBN 9780199239115.

Journal articlesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "François Bourguignon biography". World Bank Website. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ "François Bourguignon personal page". Paris School of Economics Website. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  3. ^ "François Bourguignon CV" (PDF). Paris School of Economics Website.
Business positions
Preceded by
Nicholas Stern
World Bank Chief Economist
Succeeded by
Justin Yifu Lin