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Ezra Klein of Vox.com Takes On the World Bank's Efforts to Popularize Research
October 19, 2015DIME Seminar Series with Ezra Klein in MC13-121 at 2:00 - 3:00PM

This seminar is organized jointly with the Africa Region Chief Economist's Office.

Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) in the Research Group of the World Bank generates high-quality and operationally relevant impact evaluation research to transform development policy, reduce extreme poverty and secure shared prosperity.

Contact: DIME@worldbank.org

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2015

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com—a site dedicated to explaining the news. Launched in April 2014, Vox now receives more than 20 million unique visitors monthly and leads Comscore's politics category. Klein is also a policy analyst for MSNBC. Prior to starting Vox.com, Klein oversaw The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog” and was a columnist for Bloomberg News.

In 2012, GQ named him to their “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” list saying “as proprietor of the Post's ‘Wonkblog’, Klein has become a singular journalistic force” and Esquire named him to their “79 Things We Can All Agree On” list saying “Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name.” In 2014, Vanity Fair named him one of the media's "new disrupters."

Twitter: www.twitter.com/EzraKlein

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EzraKlein

David Evans

David is a Senior Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank. He coordinates impact evaluation work across sectors for the Africa Region and leads initiatives to better incorporate evidence into operations. In the past, he worked as Senior Economist in the Human Development Department in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank, and as an economist designing and implementing impact evaluations in Africa. He has designed and implemented impact evaluations in agriculture, education, health, and social protection, in Brazil, the Gambia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. He has taught economic development at the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy, and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2015

    Contact: dime@worldbank.org