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Joana Silva

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Senior Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Full Biography

Joana Silva is senior economist at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank. She has expertise in labor economics, international trade, economics of education, poverty and inequality, firm productivity, and policy evaluation. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Economics Letters, Review of International Economics, and Review of World Economics. She has authored four books. Silva is currently leading the research program on labor market adjustment in Latin America, as well as a number of impact evaluations and research on globalization and its impacts on growth and inequality. She has extensive experience advising governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining the World Bank, Silva worked for the Globalization and Economic Policy Research Center and taught at the University of Nottingham. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham.