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Anita M. Schwarz

Lead Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region, Human Development Department, World Bank

Publish Date: February  03,  2014


Anita M. Schwarz is currently working on pension issues throughout the region, especially focused in Serbia, Albania, and Georgia.  She was also recently working in Kosovo, Poland, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Slovak Republic. She is the lead author in the World Bank’s upcoming pensions report, “The Inverting Pyramid.” Previous to her current appointment, she was lead economist in the Bank’s Social Protection Department where she was team leader for the pensions work throughout the Bank.  Her work there included working on pension reforms in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Romania, Malta, Thailand, and Morocco. She was part of the research department team which produced “Averting the Old Age Crisis,” the Bank’s seminal initiation into the world of pension reform. She has subsequently published country specific work related to reforms where she has worked as well as more analytical pieces. She holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago and was an assistant professor at the University of Delaware and at the Foreign Service Institute before joining the World Bank.