The World Bank’s chief economist for Europe and Central Asia is to speak at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.

Indermit Gill’s talk is titled “Golden Growth: Restoring the Lustre of the European Economic Model,” and is to be held at Kennesaw State’s Prillaman Hall as one of the India China America Institute’s distinguished speaker series.

Dr. Gill joined the World Bank in 1993 and has been the sector manager in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit in the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, where he also was economic adviser to the chief economist.

He served as a senior country economist in the Brazil Country Management Unit from 1997-99. From 2000-02, he served as a lead economist of human development in the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office.

Prior to assuming the chief economist position for Europe and Central Asia, he was director of the “World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography.”

Dr. Gill has a master’s degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public but a reservation is required. To reserve a space, click here or call Susan Hughes, events manager, at 678-797-2679.