James Sampi

Economist, The World Bank

James Sampi is an Economist in the World Bank in the Vice President Office for the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) Global Practice. James joined the World Bank in September 2016 for the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Since then, James has been involved in both lending and analytical work focused on boosting a sustainable and inclusive growth, as well analyzing the role of competition policies for promoting growth in Latin American. More recently he was the Country Economist for the Dominican Republic, and prior to that worked in the Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and Mexico programs. His work is focused on growth and macro-structural policies.

Prior to joining the Bank, he worked for the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Peru covering issues related to Public Finance Management at national and subnational levels. James is a doctoral candidate in economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Expected graduation: 2023) and holds two master’s degrees in economics from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.

Recent work by James Sampi