Martin Ravallion has advised numerous governments and development agencies on measuring poverty, understanding its causes and evaluating policies for fighting it. He has written extensively on this and other subjects, including five books and 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. He is an Australian national with a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. He lives in Washington DC.
Martin holds the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown’s faculty in 2013 he worked for the World Bank for 24 years, most recently as the Director of its research department. He is the current President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ), a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development (CGD).
Martin’s email: mr1185(at)georgetown(dot)edu
On Twitter: @MartinRavallion