Frank Lysy is now a consultant after retiring in 2010 from his position as the Chief Economist and Director of the Economics and Policy Group of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. His group was responsible for assessing project and country risks; for ensuring projects supported by MIGA were socially, environmentally, and developmentally sound; and for ensuring operations were consistent with good economic policy.
Prior to joining MIGA in 2004, Frank was Senior Advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist of IFC. While in that position, Frank worked closely with Guy Pfeffermann in the launching at IFC of the Global Business School Network. Prior to that, Frank held various senior level positions in the World Bank, including Sector Leader for Macroeconomics, Central Europe; Lead Economist, Southeastern Europe (Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia); Lead Economist for Mexico and Venezuela; Economic Adviser to the Senior Vice President of Operations; and other positions.
Frank started his career teaching Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics from Princeton.