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Jed Friedman

Senior Economist, Development Research Group

Jed Friedman is a senior economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality Team) at the World Bank. His research interests include the measurement of wellbeing and poverty as well as the evaluation of health and social policies. Jed's current work involves investigating the effectiveness of health financing reforms in Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; the nutritional and development gains from early childhood investment programs in India and the Philippines; and the incorporation of new approaches to survey-based wellbeing measurement in Peru and Malawi. Jed holds a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

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  • Poverty
  • Health
  • Social Protection and Growth
  • Macroeconomic and Structural Policies
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity