Development Centre

Jean-Phillipe Stijns



Economist, Africa & Middle East Desk

Africa & Middle East

Research Topics:


Natural resource macroeconomics and policy

Development finance




Jean-Philippe Stijns is an Economist for the Development Centre’s Africa & Middle East Desk. His areas of research are natural resource economics, development macroeconomics, and international economics.

Prior to joining the Development Centre, Jean-Philippe worked as a Strategist for ING Private Capital Management, the asset management arm of ING Private Banking. There he helped to manage a portfolio of satellite investment funds and to communicate the best investment strategies to private banking clients worldwide. Jean-Phillipe also wrote investment reports providing market outlooks designed to be insightful even to non-specialists.

Jean-Phillipe has also worked at the CREPP at the University of Liège, a center for the study of Population and Public Economics as a research fellow; and as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University where he taught Macroeconomics and International Economics to both undergraduate and graduate students.

 Jean-Philippe received a joint B.A.-M.A. in Economics from the University of Liège, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Articles in Journals and in the Media


Natural Resource Abundance and Human Capital Accumulation
World Development 34(6), 2006

Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth Revisited
Resources Policy, 30(2), 2005

Comptabilité générationnelle belge
Economie et Prévision, 154 (3), 2002

> Comptabilité générationnelle et vieillissement démographique : les enseignements d'un modèle d'équilibre général calculable calibre pour la Belgique

With F. Docquier and Ph. Liégeois, Actualité Economique, 75 (1-3), 1999

Social Security and Retirement in Belgium

With P. Pestieau, in Social Security and Retirement Around the World, J. Gruber and D. Wise, eds., the University of Chicago Press for the NBER, 1999. First published as NBER Working Papers #6169, 09/97

Generational Accounts for Belgium

In Generational Accounting Around the World, A. Auerbach, L. Kotlikoff and W. Leibfritz eds., the University of Chicago Press for the NBER, 1999



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