Christina Wieser is a Senior Economist of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. Her work is focused on economic mobility, the measurement of welfare, and distributional analysis. Moreover, she focuses on collecting high-quality data to enable evidence-based policymaking by linking economic shocks with their impact on the livelihoods of the poor. Since joining the World Bank in 2014, she has worked in South Asia as well as East and West Africa. She currently covers issues related to poverty, inequality, and displacement with a focus on Ethiopia and Eritrea. She previously worked in Afghanistan where her work focused on the impact of sluggish economic growth and the security transition on the Afghan labor market, social inclusion of youth and women, and reintegration challenges of displaced populations.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Christina worked as an Economist at the International Labour Organization, conducting research on labor market challenges in developing countries. Prior to that, she was Management Consultant in the private sector. Christina holds an Master of Science Degree in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a MBA from the University of Memphis.