Jun Rentschler

Jun Rentschler

EconomistWorld Bank Group

Jun Rentschler is an Economist (YP) at the World Bank working at the intersection of climate change and sustainable resilient development. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Doctoral Researcher at University College London (UCL), as well as a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He spent two years as a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), working on private sector investment projects in energy and resource efficiency. He also served as an economic adviser at the German Foreign Ministry, where he focused on economic and energy policy. He has also worked on projects with Grameen Microfinance Bank in Bangladesh and the Partners for Financial Stability Program by USAID in Poland. Jun holds a MSc and a PhD in economics from University College London, with a specialization in the fields of development, climate, and energy. He has published widely on these topics, including in academic journals and his books ‘Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity’ (Routledge, 2018) and ‘Investing in Resource Efficiency: The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition’ (Springer, 2018). He is part of the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program.