Lant Pritchett

Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University

Lant Pritchett is a development economist with a broad range of interests based at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government 2018/2019. He has published articles on economic growth, education, state capability, poverty and program targeting, social capital, health and the uses and abuses of "rigorous evidence." His books include Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action (2017) (with Matthew Andrews and Michael Woolcock), The Rebirth of Education: Schooling Ain't Learning (2013), Let Their People Come: Breaking the Gridlock on International Labor Mobility (2006), Moving Out of Poverty: Lessons from the Bottom Up (with Deepa Narayan and Soumya Kapoor) as well as contributions to the World Bank publications Assessing Aid: What works, What Doesn't and Why, Economic Growth in the 1990s: Learning from Decade of Reform, and the 2004 World Development Report Making Services Work for the Poor. He graduated in Economics from BYU in 1983 and received his PhD from MIT in 1988.