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Calogero Carletto

Lead Economist

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Calogero (Gero) Carletto is a Lead Economist and the Manager of the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS), a long-standing survey program at the World Bank. He is also currently managing the Center for Development Data (C4D2), a Rome-based hub of the World Bank’s Development Data Group dedicated to fostering methodological innovation and strengthening capacity in household surveys in low- and middle-income countries. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the collection, analysis and dissemination of household survey data. His research interests are in the areas of poverty, migration, agriculture and rural development, as well as data collection methods and measurement issues. Most recent research includes publications in the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Food Policy and the Journal of Development Studies. Gero holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.