David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

David McKenzie is a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. He received his B.Com.(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Prior to joining the World Bank, he spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

His work on migration includes evaluating the development impacts of permanent and seasonal worker programs in the Pacific, financial education programs for migrants, work on Mexican migrant self-selection, efforts to facilitate migration in the Philippines, and methodological work on sampling and surveying migrants. He has published more than 100 articles and is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Development Economics, the World Bank Economic Review, and Migration Studies. He is also a co-founder and regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.

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