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Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
Lead Agricultural Economist in the World Bank’s Jobs Group; T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University.Luc Christiaensen is lead agricultural economist in the World Bank’s Jobs Group. He has published extensively on poverty and food security, structural transformation and urbanization in Africa and East Asia. He co-led the 2016 World Bank Africa Region flagship report: Poverty in a Rising Africa and was a core member of the team that produced the World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development. During 2009-2010, he was Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki and he is an honorary research fellow at the Maastricht School of Management. Ravi Kanbur Is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank including as Chief Economist for Africa. He is President-Elect of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, Past-President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, Chair of the Board of UNU-WIDER, Co-Chair of the Scientific Council of the International Panel on Social Progress, member of the OECD High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance, and a member of the Core Group of the Commission on Global Poverty.