Maty Konte is a Senegalese national, currently Senior Economist in the Center of Economic Research at IFC/World Bank Group in Washington DC. She has over 15 years of professional experience working for various academic institutions, international organizations, governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector in Africa, Europe, and North and Latin America. Her current research agenda addresses cutting-edge development issues at the intersection of private sector development, growth/productivity, and political economy. Her research has been published in high-impact economics and policy journals such as the World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, Journal of African Economies, Small Business Economics, Research Policy, Feminist Economics, Applied Economics, Empirical Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics among others. She has led and co-edited two policy-relevant books on sustainable development, gender, remittances, and migration, published by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan.
She earned Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in economics and a Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Aix-Marseille University in France. Her continuing education includes a certificate in project management from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and an executive education certificate from Harvard Kennedy School, Boston.