Željko Bogetić leads thematic and program evaluations in the IEG on a range of economic and social policy topics. Currently, he is leading the completion of an evaluation Addressing Fiscal and Financial Sector Vulnerabilities: An Independent Evaluation of World Bank Group’s Contributions, and has started work on a new evaluation World Bank Group’s Support for Domestic Resource Mobilization.

Previously, he was the lead economist and PREM sector coordinator for Western Balkans and also worked on the Eurozone and new EU member countries. He served as the lead economist and PREM sector leader for the Russian Federation based in Moscow and, in the same role, he led economic policy dialogue and PREM teams for South Africa and SACU countries, as well as for Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Ghana. He was the team leader and coauthor of South East Europe Regular Economic Report and the World Bank’s Russian Economic Report, widely read World Bank’s regional economic publications.

Željko has served at the Bank and the IMF for over twenty-six years in a variety of economist and leadership roles in several world regions. He has led policy dialogue and Bank teams that prepared development policy loans, Bank country strategies and interim strategies, CEMs, PERs, public finance and private sector development reviews, and he has published books, articles, and presented papers on a range of topics such as the impact of the global financial crisis, macroeconomic stabilization, fiscal policy in oil-rich countries, public finance reforms, growth diagnostics, tax policy, expenditure policy, dollarization, infrastructure, productivity and growth.

He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Connecticut.