Kathleen Beegle is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.
Her research interest includes the measurement of poverty dynamics, socio-economic dimensions of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and methods in household survey data collection.
Some of her current work includes studies of coping strategies among households in Tanzania using a 13-year longitudinal survey and a study of marriage transitions and HIV in Malawi based on a new panel survey of young adults. She has also studied the causes and consequences of child labor.
As member of the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team, she has expertise in the design and implementation of household survey operations and use of household surveys for poverty and policy analysis. Under the LSMS-ISA program to study agricultural productivity and economic development in Africa, the LSMS team will field national panel surveys in 7 African countries. LSMS-IV activities focus on field experiments to improve survey design.
She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1997 and worked at RAND from 1997-2001 before joining the World Bank.