Francisco Carneiro

Lead Economist and Program Leader for the Caribbean at The World Bank

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 been Lead Economist and Sector Leader for Central Asia, Economic Adviser in the Operational Policy and Country Strategy Department (OPCS), and Senior Economist in the Africa Region. Before 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. He has also worked as an International Consultant on economic policy issues for multilateral institutions, including the OECD, DFID, UNDP, ILO, ECLAC, and the IADB. Mr. Carneiro has authored and co-authored a number of academic papers and World Bank reports on a range of topics that include macroeconomics and growth, natural resource revenue management, trade, labor market institutions, poverty, and inequality. Born in Brazil, he received his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 1996.