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Christoph Lakner

Economist, Development Research Group

Christoph Lakner is an Economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty & Inequality team) at the World Bank. He holds a DPhil, MPhil and BA in Economics from the University of Oxford. His research interests include inequality, poverty, and labor markets in developing countries. In particular, he has been working on global inequality, the relationship between inequality of opportunity and growth, implications of regional price differences for inequality, and the income composition of top incomes. He is also involved in the World Bank’s global poverty monitoring and co-leads PovcalNet, the home of the World Bank’s global poverty numbers.

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  • Inclusive Growth
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity
  • Poverty
  • Poverty Measurement and Analysis
  • Sustainable Development Goals