Ariel Fiszbein is Chief Economist for the Human Development Network at the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the World Bank in 1991 were he started his career as Country Economist for Colombia. He has held several positions including that of coordinator of the poverty reduction team at the World Bank Institute, coordinator of the Bank’s program in human development for the southern cone countries in Latin America, Lead Economist in the Human Development Department for Latin America and the Caribbean and Adviser to the Bank’s Chief Economist and senior vice-President for Development Economics. In the latter position, he coordinated for several years the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) initiative.
He has published extensively on a range of issues of social policy. Most recently he co-authored Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. He has taught at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires and was the secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) between 1998 and 2005.
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- 02/06/12 A ‘Skilled’ Approach to Development
- 05/09/11 Rights, accountability and social programs
- 02/25/11 Building Evidence on School Accountability
- 02/15/11 Is paying for results the answer?
- 01/25/11 Good News: We have bad news!
- 12/01/10 Korea looks to impact evaluations to improve aid effectiveness
- 11/30/10 Homework from the Seoul G-20: Measuring Skills
- 11/01/10 Changing power relations: Community schools in Nepal
- 12/12/08 Programs offer children in poverty a headstart