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Mamta Murthi

Country Director, Central Europe and Baltic Countries

Mamta Murthi is Country Director for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries. She has held various positions in the World Bank, including Adviser to the Managing Director and Sector Manager for Education in the Europe and Central Asia Region.  Prior to joining the World Bank, Mamta was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex, U.K., and Research Associate at STICERD at the London School of Economics. Between 1998 and 2000, she was a MacArthur Fellow on Poverty and Inequality at the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College, University of Cambridge.  Mamta has written extensively on issues of poverty, demography, education, pensions, and skills and is well-known for her econometric studies on fertility and the position of women in India.

Mamta holds a D.Phil. in Economics, from Balliol College, Oxford, and a Bachelor’s in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Mamta is married with two children. Her husband is a Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London.