World Bank, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Lead Economist and Program Manager, Fragility Conflict and Violence CCSA at The World Bank, USA
Welfare economics, welfare reform, social protection, poverty, inequality
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Senior Economist at The World Bank (2015–2016), Senior Poverty Specialist at The World Bank (2010–2014), Labor Market Project Manager at the European Union (2000–2002)
Professor of Political Economy at the University of Torino (2003–2010), Visiting Professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, Milan (2004–2009)
PhD Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2000
"Top incomes and the measurement of inequality in Egypt." World Bank Economic Review (2017) (with V. Hlasny).
"The economics of forced displacement: An introduction." Region and Development 44 (2016): 141–163.
"Female labor participation in the Arab world: Evidence from panel data in Morocco." Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 30 (2016): 235–367 (with A. Gadiry-Barry and J. Guennoui).
"Estimating quarterly poverty rates using labor force surveys: A primer." World Bank Economic Review 30 (2016): 475–500 (with M. Douidich, A. Ezzrari, and R. van der Weide).
"Labor mobility, economic shocks and jobless growth evidence from panel data in Morocco." Middle East Development Journal 8 (2016): 1–31 (with A. Gadiry-Barry, J. Guennoun, and M. Taamouti).
The choice of reference group crucially determines subjective deprivation and thus affects labor market behaviorPaolo Verme, June 2017Why do different population groups (e.g. rural vs. urban, youth vs. elderly and men vs. women) experience the same objective labor status differently? One hypothesis is that people are more concerned with relative deprivation than objective deprivation and they value their own status relative to the status of their peers—the reference group. One way to test this hypothesis in the labor market is to measure individual differences in labor status while controlling for characteristics that define population groups. This measure is called “relative labor deprivation” and can help policymakers to better understand how labor claims are generated.MoreLess