Qingwei Meng is a Research Economist in the Development Research Department of the African Development Bank where he carries out research on topics related to development economics, financial inclusion, and infrastructure development. He also supports the Bank’s private sector operations by conducting ex-ante assessments of additionality and development impacts. Previously, he worked as a Research Consultant in the Office of the Chief Economist and Vice President of the Bank, undertaking research projects on a variety of topics including fiscal and monetary policies, financial regulation, regional integration, and capital flight. His research interests are in the area of corporate finance and governance, money and banking, and financial markets. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Birmingham (UK).