Giovanna Prennushi

Giovanna  Prennushi
Lecturer, Economics
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Giovanna Prennushi
Lecturer in Management
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Giovanna Prennushi is an independent consultant and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience as a development practitioner and researcher, focusing on poverty reduction strategies, poverty analysis, monitoring, and evaluation, and equity and development in various African and South Asian countries.

Research Interests

  • Poverty Reduction and Development

Bio

Giovanna Prennushi is an independent consultant and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience as a development practitioner and researcher. She worked at the World Bank from 1993 to 2015, focusing on poverty reduction strategies, poverty analysis, monitoring, and evaluation, and equity and development in various African and South Asian countries. She was part of the core team for the 2006 World Development Report on Equity and Development, and spent five years as Economic Advisor in the World Bank New Delhi, India office. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali from Universita’ Bocconi.

Academic Degrees

  • Executive Development Program, Harvard/INSEAD, 1998
  • Ph.D., Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993
  • Laurea, Discipline Economiche e Sociali, Universita' bocconi, Milano, Italy, 1987

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2016-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pavia, 2015-17
  • Lecturer, Kenyatta University, 2016
  • Lecturer, U. Cattolica, 2004-present
  • Lecturer, U. Bocconi, 2005-06, 2014
  • Lecturer, Insituto Studi e Politiche Internazionali
  • Instructor, World Bank
  • Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

Poverty rates have fallen markedly in countries around the world, as more households have joined the lower middle-class. Indeed, though U.S. income inequality has increased, inequality has fallen around the world. However, by developed country...

2017-18

Poverty rates have fallen markedly in countries around the world, as more households have joined the lower middle-class. Indeed, though U.S. income inequality has increased, inequality has fallen around the world. However, by developed country...