Dean Jolliffe

Development Data Group

World Bank

Dean Jolliffe is a lead economist in the Global Poverty team of the Indicators and Data Services unit and in the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team of the Data Production and Methods unit, both based in the Data Group (DECDG) at the World Bank. Previously, he worked in the research group and the South Asia region of the Bank, and prior to that he was with the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dean's research at ERS included work on obesity, rural poverty, and the effect of social safety nets on household welfare. He holds positions of adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, and as a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Prior to ERS, Dean was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE) in Prague where he taught Public Economics (Ph.D. level) and Econometrics II (Ph.D. level). While in Prague he was also a Senior Researcher at the Economics Institute (EI) of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Prior to CERGE, he worked as a consultant at the World Bank and as a post-doctoral fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Dean received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1996. While finishing his degree, he taught Statistics and Applied Microeconomics (Masters level) as a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. His fields of specialization include applied microeconometrics, development, transition, and public economics. His research focuses on topics related to poverty, inequality, education, household labor supply, and related measurement issues.

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