Martin Ravallion

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Martin Ravallion
Born (1952-03-19) 19 March 1952 (age 63)
Nationality Australian
Institution Georgetown University
Field Development economics
Alma mater London School of Economics
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Martin Ravallion (born 19 March 1952),[1] is an Australian economist. As of 2013 he was the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics at Georgetown University,[2] and previously had been director of the research department at the World Bank.[3] 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,[4] and since then he and his colleagues at the Bank monitored progress against global poverty by this and other measures.[5] 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.[6]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Ravallion, Martin (1994). Poverty comparisons. Chur, Switzerland Langhorne, Pennsylvania: Harwood Academic Publishers. ISBN 9783718654024. 
  • Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique (2008). Land in transition reform and poverty in rural Vietnam. Washington D.C.: World Bank. ISBN 9780821372746. 

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Ravallion, Martin (2009), "On the welfarist rationale for relative poverty lines", in Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik, Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume I: Ethics, welfare, and measurement, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 375–396, ISBN 9780199239115 


  1. ^ "Ravallion, Martin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 October 2014. (Martin Ravallion) data sheet (b. 3-19-52) 
  2. ^ blogs.worldbank.orh: Martin Ravallion
  3. ^ "Shs35 billion Gates fund for agriculture". Daily Monitor. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Devichand, Mukul (2 December 2007). "When a dollar a day means 25 cents". BBC News. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Das, Gurcharan (14 November 2009). "At last, good news about poverty". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Vox:Martin Ravallion

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