Senior Research Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
Joana Silva is a Senior Research Economist at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank. She has conducted extensive work on labor economics and international trade. Her research has been published in academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Economics Letters and Review of World Economics. She is author of four books. She currently oversees the research program on labor market adjustment in Latin America. Joana has also led several World Bank lending operations and has extensive experience advising governments, in particular on the design and implementation of economic reforms, social programs and monitoring and evaluation systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham.