Alexandru Cojocaru is a senior economist with the Global Unit of the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice, where he co-leads the Systematic Country Diagnostic central support team. His research focuses primarily on issues related to poverty, inequality, and subjective well-being. Previously, he led the World Bank’s engagement on poverty and equity in a number of countries in the Europe and Central Asia Region, including Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, and Ukraine. Alexandru is a co-author of Fair Progress: Economic Mobility across Generations around the World (World Bank, 2018) and Reversals of Fortune: Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2020 (World Bank, 2020). His research has also been published in academic journals including the Journal of Comparative Economics and the European Journal of Political Economy. Alexandru holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a PhD from the University of Maryland.