Giulia Ponzini joined the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team in 2016. Her research interests include poverty, nutrition, agriculture and rural development. As a member of the LSMS team she is an expert in survey instrument development, data quality control and multitopic household survey analysis. Giulia has also supported the Statistics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.