Jed Laura

Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank JED FRIEDMAN is a senior economist in the Poverty and Inequality Unit of the Development Research Group. His research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics and the interactions between poverty and health. Jed holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Before joining the World Bank in 2003 as a Young Professional, Jed worked for one and half years at the RAND Corporation. Till date, he has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and is currently the principal investigator for impact evaluations on: the effectiveness of malaria control programs in India, Nigeria, and Zambia; national health financing reforms in Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; and conditional cash transfers in the Philippines.