Talip Kilic

Talip Kilic

Senior Economist

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Talip Kilic is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Development Data Group; a team leader as part of the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program; and a core team member for the World Development Report 2021 on Data for Better Lives. His research focuses on poverty, agriculture, and gender in low- and middle-income countries, as well as survey methodology to improve the quality, timeliness and policy-relevance of household and farm surveys. In the latter line of work, (i) methods for individual-level survey data collection, (ii) objective measurement, including through sensors; (iii) research on policy implications of non-classical measurement errors in survey data; and (iv) integration of surveys with geospatial, census, administrative, social media, and mobile data are of special interest. As an expert in complex household survey design, implementation and analysis, Talip leads the LSMS programs on (i) Survey Methods, (ii) Gender, in particular the LSMS+ Initiative to improve the availability and quality of individual-disaggregated survey data; (iii) High-Frequency Phone Surveys, and (iv) Gender- and Earth Observation-related research activities supported by the 50x2030: Data-Smart Agriculture Initiative. He also serves in an advisory role for LSMS-supported national statistical offices and large-scale household surveys in low- and middle-income countries. Talip is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and has a PhD in Economics from the American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Knox College in Galesburg, IL.