Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He is currently a Senior Economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank and he is a member of the World Development Report 2012 team. In the Africa region, he coordinates the work of the Africa Region Gender Team. His research interests include agriculture, HIV/AIDS, intrahousehold allocation, risk, poverty measurement, public services, and land tenure. 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.