Luca Bandiera is a Lead Economist of the Global Macro and Debt Analytics in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice of the World Bank. He has worked on technical, analytical and operational tasks in low and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Europe and Central Asia and Latin America. He leads the analytical work on debt sustainability in the World Bank. He has published articles and contributed chapters in books on debt, infrastructure and growth. He holds a Doctorate degree from Catholic University in Milan.