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  • World Bank
    Economist, 2010 - present
  • Overseas Development Institute
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Bath, UK
    Tutor, 2005 - 2008
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  • University of Bath
    Ph.D. Development Economics, 2005 - 2008
  • CORIPE, Torino, Italia
    Masters Economics, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne
    DEA Economie du développement, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Dundee, UK
    MA Hons Economics with French, 1998 - 2003
  • Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble II, France
    Licence Economie, 2001 - 2002
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These are the four #SDGs we need to agree on to help the planet @guardian @BjornLomborg- http://goo.gl/80k4gJ 
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New #blog I wrote on #rural live and lack of #urbanization in #Bosnia @BrookingsInst- http://goo.gl/Bd7q7A 
Nearly one in five rural Bosnians is poor, and a rural dweller in Bosnia is twice as likely to be poor as his city-dwelling compatriot. Simon Davies explains why, despite this, rural Bosnians aren’t moving to Bosnian cities.
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Standard & Poor’s cut short David Cameron’s post-election honeymoon on Friday, casting doubt over Britain’s ability to maintain its top-notch credit rating in light of the decision to hold a referendum on EU membership. If Britain appears likely to
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Interesting post: The real stakes behind #FIFA scandal - http://goo.gl/m9e7b4  @BrankoMilan @FIFAcom 
When the arrests of FIFA officials, leading probably to the overhaul of the entire organization, were announced a couple of days ago, many well-meaning and reasonable people were delighted: these guys are crooks and it is goo...
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See how fun can change behaviour for the better at www.thefuntheory.com #thefuntheory @vw
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A multi-country study comes up with a universal method to help the very poor - http://goo.gl/kMLZ1O  @pooreconomics @TheEconomist 
THE poor do not just lack money. They are also often short of basic know-how, the support of functioning institutions and faith in their own abilities. As a result,...
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Blog I wrote on @BrookingsInst website on #economic transition (or lack of) in #Bosnia - http://goo.gl/3jGp3Y  
Like many around the world, Bosnians often reminisce about the
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Interesting analysis of @IMF staff paper on #EconomicGrowth and #inequality - http://goo.gl/erFQEg  @aidthoughts 
By Nicolas Van de Sijpe A recent IMF staff discussion note has received a lot of attention for claiming that a smaller income share of the poor lowers economic growth (see also here and here). This...
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About to stream live - a talk from the always wonderful @HansRosling @WorldBank - https://goo.gl/yK782U
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New #autobiography by #neurologist @OliverSacks-  review @guardian- http://goo.gl/dyoZAd 
A revealing autobiography of a shy, withdrawn young man whose neurological work stretched to the very horizons of human potential
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What If You Didn't Have to #Work for #Money? http://goo.gl/pCpeVV @David_R_Wheeler @citylab#BasicIncome
Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.
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