Dr. Martin Raiser

Kiel Institute Fellow


Main research interests

  • Transition economics
  • International economics
  • Development economics
  • China

Martin Raiser is the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing an evolving partnership with China, a growing program of support to Mongolia, and a deepening knowledge partnership with Korea focused on innovation and technology. Mr. Raiser previously led the Bank’s programs in Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  

Mr. Raiser holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Kiel, Germany, and degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Raiser worked for the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is a regular contributor to policy discussions on China and development issues and has published numerous articles and several books.