Gabriel is the World Bank’s Program Leader for Human Development for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand while based in Manila. Previously, he was Senior Economist for poverty and equity issues in Vietnam. He also held posts working on Latin America and the Caribbean while based in Washington, D.C. and on Kenya and South Sudan while based in Nairobi. His work has been published in academic journals, and cited in the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and Economist magazine. He taught economic development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and was Economic Policy Advisor to Howard Dean during his 2003-2004 U.S. presidential campaign. Gabriel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley and bachelor's degrees in civil engineering and humanities from the University of Texas at Austin.