ERF held a special event with Prof. Martin Ravallion to address Global Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policies followed by discussion moderated by Dr. Ibrahim El Badawi, Economic Research Forum and Dr. Sherine El Shawarbi, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University on December 10, 2017.
Prof. Ravallion holds the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown he was the Director of the World Bank’s research department. Martin has advised numerous governments and international agencies on poverty and policies for fighting it, and he has written extensively on this and other subjects in economics, including five books and over 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. His latest book, The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement and Policy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. He is past President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, and a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development. Amongst various prizes and awards, in 2012 he was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize from the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and in 2016 he received a Frontiers of Knowledge Award from Spain’s BBVA Foundation. Martin is an Australian citizen who studied at the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics, where he obtained a PhD in economics.
This seminar is organized in the context of the ERF research agenda on inequality and inclusive growth.