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David Newhouse

Senior Economist, Poverty

David Newhouse joined the World Bank’s Poverty Practice as a Senior Economist in 2013 and has led or contributed to the Bank’s analysis of poverty in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, as well as at a global level. In Sri Lanka, he led the production of the 2016 poverty assessment and the updated poverty map. Prior to joining the poverty practice, he was a Labor Economist in the Social Protection and Labor Practice, where he helped lead efforts to monitor labor markets in developing countries and analyze the policy response to the 2008 financial crisis. He first joined the Bank in August 2007, and worked in the Jakarta office as a co-task team leader of the Indonesian Jobs Report. Before joining the Bank, he worked for three years as a consultant in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department providing policy advice on energy and food subsidies, and two years in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. David holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University, and has published several journal articles on a wide range of issues relating to labor, health, and education in developing countries.

  • Poverty
  • Social Protection and Growth