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Christoph Lakner

Senior Economist, Development Economics and Chief Economist

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Christoph Lakner is a Senior Economist in the Development Data Group (Indicators and Data Services team) at the World Bank. He holds a DPhil, MPhil and BA in Economics from the University of Oxford. His research interests include inequality, poverty, and labor markets in developing countries. In particular, he has been working on global inequality, the relationship between inequality of opportunity and growth, implications of regional price differences for inequality, and the income composition of top incomes. He is also involved in the World Bank’s global poverty monitoring. He leads the Poverty and Inequality Data team in the Development Data Group, which publishes PovcalNet, the home of the World Bank’s global poverty numbers.