Martin Ravallion

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Martin Ravallion, born 1952, is an Australian economist. As of 2013 he was the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics at Georgetown University,[1] and previously had been director of the research department at the World Bank.[2] He has researched extensively on poverty in developing countries and on policies for fighting poverty. In 1990 he proposed what has come to be known as the “$1 a day” poverty line,[3] and since then he and his colleagues at the Bank monitored progress against global poverty by this and other measures.[4] He has advised numerous governments and international agencies and written three books and 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. He is a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Non-Resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development, and President-elect of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality. In 2011 he received the John Kenneth Galbraith Award from the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.[5]


  1. ^ blogs.worldbank.orh: Martin Ravallion
  2. ^ "Shs35 billion Gates fund for agriculture". Daily Monitor. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Devichand, Mukul (2 December 2007). "When a dollar a day means 25 cents". BBC News. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Das, Gurcharan (14 November 2009). "At last, good news about poverty". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Vox:Martin Ravallion

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