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Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He holds an appointment tenured both in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton and Columbia.
He has served on the Senior Staff of the World Bank and as Director of the World Bank's World Development Report. His main areas of interest are public economics, development economics and economic theory. His work spans conceptual, empirical, and policy analysis. His vita lists over 250 publications, covering topics such as risk taking, inequality, poverty, structural adjustment, labour, urbanisation and agriculture.
Posts by Ravi Kanbur
Global inequality has fallen over the last three decades, despite a rise in inequality within some countries. This article uses a World Bank database covering the years 1981-2019 to posit that the dec...