Paolo Verme is a Lead Economist, Manager of the Research program on Forced Displacement and Head of Research and Impact Evaluations in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence group of the World Bank. A PhD graduate of the London School of Economics, he was visiting professor at Bocconi University and the University of Torino between 2003 and 2010. For a period of two decades prior to joining the World Bank, he served as senior adviser and project manager for the European Union, United Nations, private consulting groups and governments specializing in the design, implementation and evaluation of welfare and labor reforms. His research covers labor markets, poverty, income distribution and forced migration and is published widely in international journals, books and reports. He is an accredited Full Professor of Public Economics and Economic Policy in Italy and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization.