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Jamele Rigolini

Senior Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean. World Bank

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Jamele Rigolini is a Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. His areas of expertise include social protection, human development, labor markets and entrepreneurship/innovation policies. Prior to joining the World Bank he was an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Warwick (UK). He also worked for the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and McKinsey & Co. At the World Bank, he worked in the East Asia and the Pacific region, where he managed cross-sectoral lending projects and advisory activities in the areas of labor markets and social protection. He currently manages the yearly thematic Flagship Reports, and maintains a close dialogue with other International Organizations, Latin American academics and Think Tanks. Jamele Rigolini holds a Diploma in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, and a PhD in Economics from New York University. He has published in economic journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, Economic Letters and World Development.