Kathleen Beegle is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.
Kathleen Beegle is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. On the LSMS-ISA team, she manages ongoing LSMS-ISA work in Malawi, Tanzania and Ethiopia. She has expertise in the design and implementation of household survey operations and use of household surveys for poverty and policy analysis. Her research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics, the socioeconomic dimensions of economic shocks on households in Sub-Saharan Africa, and methods in household survey data collection. Her current work includes studies of coping strategies among households in Tanzania using a 19-year longitudinal survey and a study of marriage transitions and HIV in Malawi based on a new panel survey of young adults. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1997 and worked at RAND from 1997-2001 before joining the World Bank.