Michelle Riboud

Michelle Riboud

Head of Human Development and Demographics Practice, Centennial Group

Michelle Riboud is an economist who started her professional career working in academia, serving at the University of Paris I, the University of Abidjan, a Spanish research institute, the University of Orleans, and the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, along with a visiting role at the University of Chicago. In late 1988, she joined the World Bank, working on education, labor market, public finance and social protection issues, first in Latin America and then the former Soviet Union and South Asia. In her last assignment, she was responsible for analytical work and lending portfolio in education in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Paris I, as well as a master’s degree and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Areas of Expertise:

Human Capital & Labor Economics

Public Finance

Social Protection

Past Experience:

University of Orléans and Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, Professor of Economics

World Bank, Senior and Lead Economist Positions

World Bank, Human Development and Education Manager Positions

Key Advisory Engagements

World Bank