Lant Pritchett

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow and WIDER Annual Lecturer 16 (2012)

Lant Pritchett is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development (MPA/ID) program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to returning the the Kennedy School in 2007, he was lead Socio-Economist in the Social Development group of the South Asia region of the World Bank, resident in Delhi, 2004-2007.

Professor Pritchett has published widely in economics journals and in specialized journals on demography, education, and health. He has authored (alone or with one of his 22 co-authors) over 100 papers in refereed journals, chapters in books, or articles, as least some of which are widely cited (he was inordinately pleased when his Google Scholar total citation count passed 10,000 including 24 separate 100 plus citation papers). He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.S. in Economics and in 1988 from MIT with a PhD in Economics.