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Michael Weber

Senior Economist, Human Capital Project, World Bank

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Michael Weber is Senior Economist with the World Bank’s Human Capital Project. He is also co-Lead of the Labor & Skills Global Solutions Group working with World Bank development practitioners around the globe. Michael is interested in both research and policy applications in the fields of labor markets, skills development, and social insurance. Across these topic areas he focuses on innovative policies and programs in developing countries. Michael engages with national governments, the private sector, and international associations or organizations to help countries build, protect, and utilize their human capital. His work spans the design, implementation, and impact evaluation of policies and programs for better skills & jobs for more people. Michael joined the World Bank in 2008 and has since then worked with numerous low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America. Michael holds a PhD in Economics and Master’s Degrees in Economics as well as Commerce.