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Roberta V. Gatti

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Global Lead for Labor policies, Social Protection and Labor practice, World Bank Group.

Roberta Gatti is the Global Lead for Labor policies in the Social Protection and Labor practice of the World Bank Group. Roberta joined the Bank in 1998 as a Young Professional in the Development Research Group. Her papers, which includes theoretical and empirical contributions on labor and household economics, political economy, growth, and social inclusion, are published in international refereed journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and the Journal of Development Economics. After a period based in the Bank’s office in Bulgaria, Roberta became sector manager and Human Development Lead Economist in the Middle East and North Africa and then in the Europe and Central Asia regions, overseeing work on aging, skills, jobs, pensions, social safety nets, and the Roma inclusion agenda. She also worked as Lead Economist based in the Bank’s Warsaw office. She is the lead author of numerous World Bank reports, including Jobs for Shared Prosperity: Time for Action in the Middle East and North Africa and of Being Fair, Faring Better: Promoting Equality of Opportunity for Marginalized Roma. Roberta holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and has taught at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.

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