Lead Economist, World Bank Africa Region
Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He currently leads the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank. His current research centers on issues of gender and economic activity, focusing on agriculture and small scale enterprises. He is currently involved in a number of impact evaluations on these topics across Africa. Markus has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Ghana, Legon, and Georgetown University. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Recent work by Markus Goldstein
In the midst of the Ebola crisis an empowerment programme acts as a shield for adolescent girls
A cheap intervention increased firm registration but failed to impact tax registration, negating potential tax revenue
Gender-sensitive youth employment programmes combining income generation and life skills training can be effective in helping adolescent girls succeed
A new personal initiative training programme outperformed traditional business training in increasing profits for informal firms in Togo