|Born||19 March 1952|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Martin Ravallion (born 19 March 1952), is an Australian economist. As of 2013[update] he was the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, and previously had been director of the research department at the World Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Ravallion 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, and since then he and his colleagues at the Bank monitored progress against global poverty by this and other measures. He has advised numerous governments and international agencies and written five books and 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. His new book, "The Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy," was published by Oxford University Press in January 2016. Based on publications and citations, Ravallion is regularly ranked in the top 10 development economists in the world,  and in the top 100 economists in all fields.
He is President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Non-Resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development. In 2011 he received the John Kenneth Galbraith Award from the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He won the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation for his groundbreaking work on defining the extreme poverty threshold with internationally applicable standards that facilitate the establishment of specific development cooperation goals.
- Ravallion, Martin (1987). Markets and famines. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198287275.
- 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.
- Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique; Murgai, Rinku; Dutta, Puja (2014). Right to Work? Assessing India’s Employment Guarantee Scheme in Bihar. Washington D.C.: World Bank. ISBN 9781464801303.
- Ravallion, Martin (2016). Economics of poverty: History, measurement and policy. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190212766.
Chapters in books
- 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
- "Ravallion, Martin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
(Martin Ravallion) data sheet (b. 3-19-52)
- blogs.worldbank.orh: Martin Ravallion
- "Shs35 billion Gates fund for agriculture". Daily Monitor. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.[dead link]
- Vox:Martin Ravallion
- Devichand, Mukul (2 December 2007). "When a dollar a day means 25 cents". BBC News. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- Das, Gurcharan (14 November 2009). "At last, good news about poverty". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
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