Thijs Benschop is a Statistician with the World Bank’s Development Data Group and works on the World Bank Microdata Library and the World Development Indicators (WDI) database. His expertise is in data confidentiality and anonymization, and his focus is on climate related indicators in the WDI.
Prior to the World Bank, Thijs worked as a research associate at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and FAO. A Dutch national, Thijs holds a B.Sc. in Econometrics and Operations Research and a B.A. in European Studies, both from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, as well as a M.Sc. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.