WB/GU Poverty Conference

Professor Martin Ravallion

On December 24th, 2022, Martin Ravallion passed away in Washington DC. Over his long and illustrious career, Martin emerged as one of the most vocal and influential academics in the area of poverty research.

To honor his work and take his legacy forward, Georgetown University and the World Bank hosted a conference:

New Directions in the Fight Against Poverty: Honoring Martin Ravallion’s Legacy”.

on October 20-21, 2023, in Gaston Hall on Georgetown University’s campus in Washington DC.

Day One Conference Video Recording

Day Two Conference Video Recording


The conference aims to bring together experts from around the world to present and discuss the latest research on poverty measurement and the policies we need to fight poverty in today’s world.

The Conference Organizing Committee

Jishnu Das, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Garance Genicot, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Berk Özler, Lead Economist, The World Bank
Michael Lokshin, Lead Economist, The World Bank

The Program Committee

Francisco Ferreira (Chair), Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies, London School of Economics
David Atkin, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Francois Bourguignon, Emeritus Professor, Paris School of Economics
Gaurav Datt, Associate Professor, CDES, Monash University
Conchita d’Ambrosio, Professor of Economics, Université du Luxembourg
Andrew Foster, Professor of Economics, Brown University
Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
Sylvie Lambert, Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics, INRAE
Peter Lanjouw, Professor of Development Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam