Branko Milanovic is lead economist in the World Bank Research Department, a unit dealing with poverty, income distribution and household surveys. He is also senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, and adjunct professor at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Washington. He has a Ph.D. in economics (income distribution) from the University of Belgrade (1987). He writes on methodology and empirics of inequality, poverty and social policy in transition economies, and globalization and inequality. His recent publications include Income and Influence: Social Policy in Emerging Market Economies (co-authored with Ethan Kapstein), Upjohn 2003; “True world income distribution 1988 and 1993: first calculations based on household surveys alone”, Economic Journal, 2002; and Income, Inequality, and Poverty during the Transition from Planned to Market Economy, World Bank, 1998. His new book Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality, Princeton University Press, came out in 2005.