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Theo Nortje Janse Van Rensburg

Senior Economist

THEO JANSE VAN RENSBURG is a Senior Economist with the Development Prospects Group. As the main author of the global outlook (Chapter 1), he contributes to the department’s two annual flagship publications—Global Economic Prospects and Global Development Finance. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Janse van Rensburg worked with the National Treasury of South Africa, where he was the Chief Director for Modelling and Forecasting. His principal responsibilities included the development of the macro economic forecasts and the macro economic framework on which the country’s Budget and Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) is based. He also played a lead role in developing macro econometric models at the National Treasury, including tax revenue forecasting models as well as models to assess the cyclicality of tax revenues. Mr Janse van Rensburg has also worked with countries in the Africa region and has lead various Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) workshops to assist member countries in developing modelling and forecasting capacity. Mr. Janse van Rensburg holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Higher Education Diploma from the University of the Free State in South Africa.

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Global economic prospects : less volatile, but slower growth (English)

The global economy appears to be transitioning toward a period of more stable, but slower growth. Global gross domestic product (GDP), which slowed in mid-2012, is recovering, and a modest acceleration in quarterly GDP is expected during the course of 2013. ... See More +

Publication 78486 JUN 13, 2013

Burns, Andrew; van Rensburg, Theo Janse

Global economic prospects : assuring growth over the medium term (English)

Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy continues to struggle. Developing economies are still the main driver of global growth, but their output has slowed compared with the pre-crisis period. ... See More +

Publication 88343 JAN 01, 2013

Burns, Andrew; Rensburg, Theo Janse van

Global economic prospects 2010 : crisis, finance, and growth (Chinese)

The world economy is emerging from the throes of a historically deep and synchronized recession provoked by the bursting of a global financial bubble. ... See More +

Publication 53098 DEC 21, 2010

Burns, Andrew; Shaw, William; Janse Van Rensburg, Theo

Global economic prospects 2010 : crisis, finance, and growth (English)

The world economy is emerging from the throes of a historically deep and synchronized recession provoked by the bursting of a global financial bubble. ... See More +

Publication 53098 JAN 01, 2010

Burns, Andrew; Shaw, William; Janse Van Rensburg, Theo