Valerie Kozel is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs.
She has had a long career in international development, including 25 years at the World Bank focusing on social programs and poverty reduction policies in low-income countries in South and Southeast Asia as well as sub-Saharan Africa. She has published a number of studies and papers, including Well Begun but Not Yet Done: Progress and Emerging Challenges for Poverty Reduction in Vietnam (World Bank Equity and Development series) in 2014 and The Great Indian Poverty Debate (with Angus Deaton) in 2005. Her current research interests include inequality in consumption, incomes, and wealth in developing countries; chronic and extreme poverty; and quantitative and qualitative approaches for measuring and monitoring poverty.
Kozel has a B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, an M.S. from Northwestern University in Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in urban and regional studies.