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Miria Pigato

Lead Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice

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Miria Pigato is a lead economist in the World Bank’s Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit, with expertise in climate economics, macroeconomics, trade and poverty issues.  She has co-led the Climate Action Peer Exchange, a capacity-building forum for finance ministries, and is a member of the Secretariat of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.  Over the years she  has served in several managerial positions, leading senior policy dialogue in middle and low-income countries on macroeconomic and fiscal reforms, climate economics and development financing.  She has supervised and mentored large, multicultural teams responsible for economic research and development policy operations in several regions of the world, Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has also authored/edited several publications, including: Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development (M. Pigato et al., 2020), Fiscal policies for Development and Climate Action (editor, 2019) and Strengthening China's and India's Trade and Investment ties to the Middle East and North Africa (2009). Before joining the World Bank, Miria worked in private sector consulting and held teaching positions at University College, London. A citizen of Italy, she holds a doctorate in economics from University College, London, a MSc in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in economics from Ca’ Foscari University, Italy.