Michael Lokshin is a Lead Economist with the Office of the Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, having joined the team in June 2019. Previously, he was a Manager and Lead Economist in the Development Data Group (Survey Unit).
Michael has been involved in the Bank's efforts to develop global public goods for applied economic analysis and data collection. He led a team of researchers, survey experts and software engineers in the development of the Cloud for Development platform, Survey Solutions CAPI/CAWI system for data collection, and the ADePT project (Software Platform for Automated Economic Analysis). He was also behind the creation of the Economic Research Computer Center in the World Bank.
Michael’s research focuses on the areas of poverty and inequality measurement, labor economics, and applied econometrics. He has co-authored eight books and more than 50 publications in leading economic journals. Michael holds a Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.