Paolo Verme is a Lead Economist at the World Bank. A Ph.D. graduate of the London School of Economics, he was Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan (2004-2009) and at the University of Turin (2003-2010) before joining the World Bank in 2010. For almost two decades, he served as senior advisor and project manager for multilateral organizations, private companies and governments contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies. His research covers labor markets, welfare and social protection and is widely published in international journals, books and reports. He is the co-author of the policy simulation model “SUBSIM” and the lead author of a recent joint UNHCR-World Bank study on the welfare of Syrian refugees.