Phillippe Leite is Economist at the Human Development Network. Before joining the network team, he worked for the Development Research Group on determinants of poverty and inequality, poverty maps methodology, evaluation and design of social safety-nets programs to poor families, and micro-econometric simulation models. He holds a B.A. and M.S. in statistics (sampling and modeling) from ENCE/Brazil, M.S. in Economics from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and is finishing his Ph.D in economics from École d’Économie de Paris.