Faculty Profile

Jeanine Braithwaite

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

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Braithwaite has been a Senior Economist at the World Bank, most recently in the Social Protection Group, Human Development Network, where she worked on social protection, disability, and poverty issues. 

She specializes in the study of Turkey, the former Soviet Union, and medium-income Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Mauritius), and has provided policy advice to governments while on negotiating missions and staff visits. She has written many Bank reports, including poverty assessments for Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Hungary, and Ukraine. 

In addition, she has operational experience in Cambodia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica, Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Romania and Turkmenistan.

She teaches courses on development, the international financial institutions, macroeconomic policy, and public policy.  She has also taught at Georgetown, George Mason, American, Maryland and Kalamazoo College. 

An alumna of the University of Virginia, she served as a Resident Assistant while enrolled and was both an Echols Scholar and a member of the Raven Society.  She went on to earn her master’s degree in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown and her doctorate in economics at Duke University.

Selected Recent Publications

Learning from Each Other: Social Protection and Labor and the Global South.

Braithwaite et al. "Learning from Each Other: Social Protection and Labor and the Global South." Internal Draft. World Bank 5 November 2012 read more »

Swaziland: Using Public Transfers to Reduce Extreme Poverty

World Bank (including Jeanine Braithwaite). Swaziland: Using Public Transfers to Reduce Extreme Poverty. World Bank. 5 November 2012. Release Pending. read more »

Botswana: Challenges to the Safety Net Preparing for the Next Crisis

Braithwaite, Jeanine et al. "Botswana: Challenges to the Safety Net Preparing for the Next Crisis. Human Development Department. Social Protection Unit." Africa Region. World Bank. December 16. 2011. Release pending. read more »

Safety Net Under Stress: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland (draft)

Braithwaite, Jeanine. "Safety Net Under Stress: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland." Draft. World Bank. June 30. 2011. read more »

Related News & Events

A talk by Jeanine Braithwaite with the Center for International Studies read more »

Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 17:00, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 17:00, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 17:00, Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 17:00

First-year policy analysis project presentations read more »

Date: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 13:00

Learn stock market basics--what is a short sale--why do people invest in the stock market--what's going on with the market today? read more »