Rogier Van Den Brink

Rogier van den Brink is Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank since October 2008. He is currently the Lead Economist for the Philippines. He has been with the World Bank since 1992. Before joining the East Asia Region, he worked in various positions in the Africa Region, including as Senior Country Economist in South Africa; Deputy Resident Representative in Zimbabwe; and Special Assistant to the Vice Presidents.He holds a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA, and a Masters degree in sociology from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Before joining the World Bank, he was a Research Associate at Cornell University and an Associate Expert with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in Burkina Faso. His academic publications include “Economic Policy and Household Welfare During Crisis and Adjustment in Tanzania” (New York University Press, 1993); and “The Economics of Cain and Abel” (about the eternal conflict between herders and farmers) in The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3, February 1995, which was awarded the Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for the best written article in the Journal of Development Studies in 1995.

He has also written on land reform. His publications include: “Agricultural Land Redistribution: Toward  Greater Consensus.” (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Washington DC, 2009); “In Search of Land and Housing in the New South Africa: the Case of Ethembalethu.” (World Bank, Washington DC: 2008), on the basis of which a video case study was made:; and “Consensus, Confusion and Controversy: Selected Land Reform Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa” (World Bank, Washington D.C., 2005).