Francisco Carneiro is the Lead Economist and Program Leader for the Caribbean at the World Bank. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, he has worked in multiple regions of the world. He has led large World Bank missions, advised governments and conducted policy dialogue on economic reform programs for growth and shared prosperity in small states, low-income, middle-income and resource-rich countries in multiple regions of the world. Besides working in different regions of the world, he has also served as economic advisor to senior management in the World Bank on policies, processes and procedures that govern lending relationships and country partnership framework products.
He has authored numerous academic papers, policy briefs, advisory and corporate reports, and blogs on relevant strategic topics on macroeconomic policies, growth and economic development, natural resource revenue management, trade, labor market institutions, wage determination, crime, poverty, and inequality. Before joining the World Bank Group in 2003, Mr. Carneiro was professor of Economics at the University of Brasilia and at the Catholic University of Brasilia, and served as Economic Adviser in the Ministry of External Relations in Brazil. Born in Brazil, he received his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 1996.