Hinh T. Dinh is currently Lead Economist in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank in Washington DC. Prior to this assignment, he served as a Lead Economist in the Africa Region at the Bank (1998-2008), in charge of advising its management and staff on strategy, economic policy, and related operational issues for Southern Africa, Central and West Africa. In that capacity, he worked on Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Benin, Niger, Togo, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome, and Equatorial Guinea. Between 1991 and 1998, he served as Principal Economist in the Finance Complex at the Bank, working on country risk issues of large economies in Asia (China, India, and Indonesia) and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina). His work on portfolio concentration led the Bank to change its lending policy on largest borrowers. Prior to 1991, he served as Senior Country Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Region, working on Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, and Egypt. He received a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York, an M.A. in economics, an M.S. in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the World Bank Group through its Young Professionals Program.