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Christian Meyer was a research associate at the Center for Global Development, working with Nancy Birdsall and Alan Gelb. His work focused on poverty and inequality in Latin America, the emergence of a new global middle class, private-sector development in Africa, and global governance. 

Before joining CGD, he was a consultant for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, where he worked on private-sector development and foreign direct investment in Bhutan and Mongolia. Meyer previously worked with the European Commission, the German Ministry of Economics, the German Foreign Office, and a management consulting firm. Meyer holds a BA from WHU Vallendar and a Masters in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He also spent semesters abroad at the University of Western Ontario and Georgetown University.

Meyer is now at the World Bank’s Development Research Group.

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