François Bourguignon

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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) 22 May 1945 (age 78)
Paris, France
EducationENSAE ParisTech (BS)
Pierre and Marie Curie University (DEA)
University of Western Ontario (PhD)
Academic career
InstitutionParis School of Economics
Bernard Salanié
AwardsDan David Prize (2016)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

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. He focus on the study of Income and Wealth inequality, Economy wide country studies (Brazil, China, India…), International Trade and Trade policy, Education, and Wealth, income, redistribution and tax policy.


Trained as a statistician at ENSAE Paris (French National School of Statistics and Economics), François Bourguignon has a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.[3]

Selected publications[edit]


  • 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 books[edit]

  • Bourguignon, François (2005), "The effect of economic growth on social structures", in Aghion, Philippe; Durlauf, Steven N. (eds.), Handbook of economic growth, vol. 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 articles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "François Bourguignon biography". World Bank Website. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. 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.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Chief Economist of the World Bank
Succeeded by