Luc Christiaensen is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.
Luc Christiaensen is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He is an applied economist taking a keen interest in issues related to poverty and food security policies, the rural-urban transformation, and project impact evaluation. He has worked in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Sustainable Development Departments of the Africa and East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank respectively. He was a core member of the 2008 World Development Report “Agriculture for Development” and a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University-WIDER in Helsinki during 2009-2010. He has managed several integrated agricultural household surveys in China, Mali, and Tanzania. Some of his more recent co-authored work includes “The (Evolving) Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction - An Empirical Perspective" and "Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty - validation and applications". He has a PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University.