Isis Gaddis is a senior economist with the World Bank’s Social Sustainability and Inclusion (SSI) Global Practice and leads the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab. She has held several positions at the World Bank and was based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, from 2012 to 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Göttingen, where she was a member of the development economics research group from 2006 to 2012.
Her work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of Human Resources, World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Research Observer, Population and Development Review, Journal of Population Economics, and the Journal of Economic Inequality. Isis co-authored the 2016 World Bank Africa Region flagship report Poverty in a Rising Africa and was a member of the core team of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle.
Isis Gaddis joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2018.