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Research Department

The research department is the World Bank's principal research unit—within the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). Unlike operational departments, which also undertake research, its mandate includes research that may be cross-country and across sectors, and reach beyond specific regional units or Global Practices.

Our experts are often cited by the media, the academic community, and other parties interested in international development. Our researchers also provide support to the World Bank's regions and Global Practices to help ensure that the Bank's policy advice is firmly grounded on current knowledge. 

The department produces the majority of the Bank’s research and enjoys a high international profile. The work of our researchers appear in academic journals, the Policy Research Working Papers, books, blogs, and special publications such as the Policy Research Reports.

Director of Research
Demirguc-Kunt small imageAsli Demirguc-Kunt
Research Managers

Francisco H. G. Ferreira
Senior Advisor, Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture

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Adam Wagstaff 
Manager, Human Development and Public Services

Legovini imageArianna Legovini
Manager, Development Impact Evaluation
Serven small imageLuis Serven 
Manager, Macroeconomics and Growth
Toman small imageMike Toman 
Manager, Environment and Energy
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Aaditya Mattoo 
Manager, Trade and International Integration

Bob Cull small imageBob Cull 
Acting Manager, Finance and Private Sector Development

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Last updated: 2016-02-04

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