Branko Milanovic is a Serbian economist. A development and inequality specialist, he is since January 2014 visiting presidential professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and senior scholar at LIS. He was formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department, visiting professor at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Between 2003 and 2005 he was senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He remained an adjunct scholar with the Endowment until early 2010.