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Anna Revenga

Ana Revenga

Co-Director

Sudhir Shetty

Sudhir Shetty

Co-Director

Luis Benveniste

Luis Benveniste

Lead Education Specialist

Aline Coudouel

Aline Coudouel

Senior Economist

Jishnu Das

Jishnu Das

Senior Economist

Ana Maria Munoz Boudet

Ana Maria Munoz Boudet

Gender Specialist

Markus Goldstein

Markus Goldstein

Senior Economist

Carolina Sanchez

Carolina Sanchez

Senior Economist

Rabia Ali

Rabia Ali

Research Analyst

Nina Rosas

Nina Rosas

Research Analyst

Rita-Costa

Rita Costa

Research Analyst

María Inés Berniell

María Inés Berniell

Research Analyst

Lucia Solbes

Lucia Solbes

Research Analyst

Anna RevengaAna Revenga

Co-Director, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Ana Revenga is the Director of Poverty Reduction and Equity group at the World Bank. Concurrently, she is Co-Director of the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. Between 2005 and 2008, she was Lead Economist for Human Development and Manager, Labor and Social Protection, in the East Asia and the Pacific region. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked in the Research Department of Central Bank of Spain and taught labor and international economics at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios and Financieros. She has published extensively on poverty, labor and trade issues, and has worked across a broad spectrum of low, middle and high income countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. She was one of the authors of the 1995 World Development Report (Workers in an Integrating World) and contributed to the 2006 World Development Report (Equity and Development). She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a degree in Human Rights from the Law Faculty, at the University of Geneva.

Sudhir ShettySudhir Shetty

Co-Director, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Sudhir Shetty is currently Co-Director of the team preparing the World Bank's 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. Until June 2010, he headed the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) department in the Africa Region of the World Bank. He previously managed the Bank's central Poverty Reduction group and prior to that held a number of positions as an economist in both the Africa and East Asia and Pacific regions of the Bank.

Mr. Shetty has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. Before joining the Bank in 1987, Mr. Shetty was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Duke University.

Luis BenvenisteLuis Benveniste

Lead Education Specialist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Lus Benvenisteis a Lead Education Specialist. His research work has focused on teacher policies and student assessment practices. Some of his recent publications include Teaching in Cambodia (2008), with J. Marshall and M. Araujo, Teaching in Lao PDR (2008), with J. Marshall and L. Santibañez, "The political structuration of assessment: Negotiating State power and legitimacy," in A.H. Halsey, P. Brown, H. Lauder & J. Dillabough (eds.), Education: Globalisation and Social Change (2006) and All Else Equal (2003), with M. Carnoy and R. Rothstein, a book on accountability and the organization of public and private schools in the United States. He holds a Doctorate in International Comparative Education from Stanford University and a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology from Harvard University.

Aline CoudouelAline Coudouel

Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Aline Coudouel is a senior economist with the World Bank, where she has focused on topics of social protection, poverty and labor. During her 11 years in the Bank, she has worked in Latin America, Africa and the former Soviet Union. Aline has a blend of operational experience, knowledge management, and analytical work. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for UNICEF, in its research center, focusing on the welfare of children and women in Europe and Central Asia. Aline holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Italy.

Jishnu DasJishnu Das

Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Jishnu Das is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team) at The World Bank and a Visiting Scholar at The Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Economics in 2001. Since joining the World Bank, Jishnu has worked on issues related to the delivery of basic services, particularly health and education. His work draws upon data collected in Zambia, India, Pakistan and Paraguay. Recent research includes work on child learning, the quality of health care, mental health, information and trust. In 2006, his work on religious education in Pakistan received the George Bereday Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. He also co-founded the website www.risepak.com to help coordinate relief in the aftermath of an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, which was awarded the Stockholm Challenge Award (2006) for the best ICT project in the public administration category.

Ana Maria Munoz BoudetAna Maria Munoz Boudet

Gender specialist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Ana Maria Munoz Boudet is a consultant with the World Development Report team. She has worked on gender and poverty issues for the Latin America region at the World Bank–being one of the authors of the forthcoming Latin America Regional Study on Gender. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for Inter American Development Bank also on Gender and Development, as well as a consultant for UNDP and OAS. Ana Maria is a sociologist and Ph.D. candidate on Human Geography at the University College of London.

Markus GoldsteinMarkus Goldstein

Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He is currently a Senior Economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank where he is also the regional gender coordinator and he is a member of the World Development Report 2012 team. His research interests include agriculture, HIV/AIDS, intrahousehold allocation, risk, poverty measurement, public services, and land tenure. Markus has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Ghana, Legon, and Georgetown University. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Carolina SanchezCarolina Sanchez

Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Carolina Sanchez, a Spanish national, is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Equity Group in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit at the World Bank, and is currently assigned to the WDR1012, "Gender Equality and Development". She joined the World Bank in 2000 as a Young Professional. Prior to this assignment, she has worked on operations, policy advice and analytical activities in Eastern Europe, Latin America and South Asia.

Her main areas of interest and expertise include labor economics, poverty and distributional analysis, and welfare impacts of public policy. She has lead reports on poverty, labor markets and economic growth in several countries, as well as social sector operations. She has also published articles in refereed journals and edited books on the topics described above. Her current work focuses on gender differences in labor market outcomes and gender in a globalized world, while recent work focused on the distributional impacts of macroeconomic shocks and redistribution and the state. Carolina has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University .

Rabia AliRabia Ali

research analyst, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Rabia Ali is a Research Analyst at the World Bank's Research Department (DEC). She completed a Master in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, in June 2009, and an AB in physics from Princeton University in June 2004. Rabia has previously worked on research projects in health economics and demography in South Africa, and in strengthening health services and capacity in Cambodia and India. At the World Bank, she has conducted research on pensions and poverty in old age, infrastructure and development, and child outcomes in Indonesia following the financial crisis of 1997.

Nina RosasNina Rosas

Research Analyst, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Nina Rosas is a Research Analyst on the WDR 2012 team. She has completed a Master in Public Administration in International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and worked closely with the Ministry of Finance of Peru during the completion of her master's thesis, which focused on improving targeting outcomes of social programs. Nina has worked with UNICEF in a research capacity, collaborating with the Social and Economic Policy Unit in New York and Senegal, on a project to assess the impact of the recent economic crisis on children in West and Central Africa. Prior to this, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York as an economic consultant to multinational firms primarily in the health industry.

Rita-CostaRita Costa

Research Analyst, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Rita Costa holds a Master in Public Policy from the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy and a BA in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. She previously worked as a research assistant at the World Bank's research department where she focused on the economic impact of HIV treatment in Ghana and Mozambique. Prior to joining the World Bank she has worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Past research includes work on political business cycles.

María Inés BerniellMaría Inés Berniell

research analyst, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

María Inés Berniell is a Research Analyst in the office of the World Development Report at the World Bank. Before joining the WDR, she was a Consultant in the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) working on issues related to health and natural disasters in India and Pakistan. Previously, María Inés was a Junior Economist at IERAL (Instituto de Estudios de la Realidad Argentina y Latinoamericana) where she worked on issues related to Agricultural and Regional Economics in Argentina. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from CEMFI (Spain) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Córdoba (Argentina).

Lucia SolbesLucia Solbes

Research Analyst, 2012 World Development Report, The World Bank

Lucia Solbes is a PhD student at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Her current research focuses on competition among institutions in the microfinance sector in India. She holds a master in Economic Development from Universidad Carlos III and earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Before joining the WDR2012, Lucia worked as consultant for the Development Economics unit at the World Bank, where she collected data on bank recapitalizations and failures after the financial crisis.




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