Paolo Verme is a Lead Economist, Manager of the Research Program on Forced Displacement and Head of Research and Impact Evaluations in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence group of the World Bank. A PhD graduate of the London School of Economics, he was visiting professor at Bocconi University and the University of Torino between 2003 and 2010. He is the author of 5 books and over 50 articles covering labor markets, social protection, subsidies, poverty, income distribution and forced migration in high, middle and low-income countries. He is an accredited Full Professor of Public Economics, Economic Policy, and Economic Statistics in Italy and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization. For a period of two decades prior to joining the World Bank, he served as senior adviser and project manager for the European Union, United Nations, NGOs, private consulting groups and governments specializing in the design, implementation and evaluation of welfare and labor reforms. An Italian national, Paolo speaks fluently five languages and has worked, lived or traveled in over one hundred and twenty countries across five continents. He is currently ranked in the top 4% of world economists for publications in the past 10 years by IDEAS/Repec, and in the top 1% among world social scientists by SSRN.
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