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Jorge Arbache

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Senior Economist
Jorge Saba Arbache is Senior Economist in the World Bank's Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region, and is the director of the Africa Development Indicators. Prior to joining the Bank he was professor of economics at the University of Brasilia, economist at the International Labor Organization, and served in the Brazilian Government, including the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Labor. He has published books and authored and co-authored several articles on development economics, including issues on growth, labor economics, international trade, industrial economics, poverty, and tourism economics. More recently, Mr Arbache has been working on a research agenda on growth acceleration and deceleration and their impacts on poverty, MDGs, long term growth, and governance. He has also been working on issues related to labor markets, demographic changes and the youth in Africa. Born in Brazil, Mr. Arbache holds a bachelor in economics and in law, and a masters and PhD degree in economics.
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