Mario Negre holds a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Barcelona, an M.A. in Development Policies from the University of Bremen, and a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Jawharlal Nehru University, India. From 2008 to 2012 he worked at the European Parliament, first as an advisor for the president of the Development Commission and after that, for all of the external relations committees. From 2012 to 2020, he worked as a senior researcher in the German Development Institute, with a 3-year stint as senior economist at the World Bank Research Group from 2014 to 2017. While at the Bank, he codirected the its Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality report. Since 2020, he is senior economist at the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice.