David Newhouse joined the World Bank’s Poverty Practice as a Senior Economist in 2014 and has worked primarily on poverty issues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Prior to that, he was a Labor Economist in the Social Protection and Labor Practice. He has co-lead Bank efforts to monitor labor markets in developing countries and analyze the policy response to the 2008 financial crisis. In addition, he co-authored three background papers to the World Development Report on Jobs, and led the evaluation of the Urban Youth Employment Program in Papua New Guinea. He first joined the Bank in August 2007, and worked in the Jakarta office as a task team leader of the Indonesian Jobs Report. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a consultant in the Poverty and Social Impact Analysis unit of the IMF providing policy advice on energy and food subsidies. David holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University, and has published several articles on a wide range of issues relating to labor, health, and education in developing countries.