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. Since 2012, he is a senior researcher in the German Institute for Development. He has been a senior economist in the World Bank Research Group from 2014 to 2017, where he is still a consultant involved in many research projects and reports. While working in the Bank, he comanaged the Bank’s official report Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality, as well as Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle. He is specialized on the pro-poor growth, inclusivity shared prosperity, poverty measure and inequality, as well as development cooperation politics, particularly European politics.