Curriculum Vitae

Below is a snapshot of Peter Walkenhorst's educational and professional evolution in reverse chronological order. An alternative representation can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

American University of Paris

Paris, France.


Teaching courses in the Department of Economics & Management and the Department of History & Politics.

since 2013

Interdiagnostix Consulting

Saint-Gratien, France.


Providing analytical support to international organizations on economic development issues, such as regional integration and international competitiveness.

Contributed as a Research Fellow to the work program of the CEPII trade policy think-tank.

since 2011

African Development Bank

Tunis, Tunisia.

Division Manager, Research Department (on WB leave).

Led a team of professionals in devising, undertaking and disseminating research and analysis, including flagship publications such as the African Economic Outlook.


World Bank

Washington D.C.

Senior economist, Trade Department.

Supported Bank operations through applied economic analysis, including country and sector studies, informational and conceptual tools, and capacity building and learning events.

Prepared for managerial tasks by completing MBA program (external) at Imperial College London.



Paris, France.


Prepared policy reports in support of Committees on Economic Policy, Trade, and Agriculture.

Gave lectures at ESSEC Business School and the World Trade Institute.


Civic Education Project

Wroclaw, Poland.

CEP Visiting Lecturer.

Taught undergraduate courses at the University of Wroclaw.


Stanford University

Palo Alto, California.

Graduate student of applied economics (Ph.D.).

Prepared doctoral dissertation on the restructuring of the Polish sugar industry during transition.

Completed summer traineeships and short-term consultancies at Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the European Investment Bank, and the European Parliament.


University of Bonn

Bonn, Germany.

Student of economics (Dipl.-rer.-pol.) and agricultural sciences (Dipl.-Ing.-agr.).

Completed traineeship at AFC International Consulting.


Hoppenbrock Farming

Melle, Germany.

Agricultural apprentice.


Panzergrenadierbatallion 212

Augustdorf, Germany.

Military serviceman.


Kreisgymnasium Halle

Halle/Westf., Germany.

Secondary school student (Abitur).



Born as the son of Reinhold and Lisa Walkenhorst in Werther/Westf., Germany.

Childhood on the parent's family farm.

March 1965

Family status

Peter and his wife Iza live in Saint-Gratien, near Paris/France. They have one daughter.