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WDR 2003: Core Team

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World Development Report 2003

Zmarak Shalizi, Director

  • Some previous positions: Research Manager for Environment and Infrastructure in the Development Research Group; Chief of Environment, Infrastructure and Agriculture Division in the Policy Research Department; Chief of the Transport Division in the Transport, Water and Urban Department; Deputy Director to the 1988 World Development Report on Public Finance in Development; Taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Urban Studies.
  • Nationality: Afghan
  • Languages: English, Dari
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Kenneth Chomitz, Senior Environmental Economist

  • Area of emphasis: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Labor and Poverty
  • Some previous positions: Senior Advisor, Development Studies Project,
    Jakarta; Assistant Professor of Economics, Boston University; NRC Fellow,
    Committee on Population, National Research Council
  • Nationality: US
  • Languages: English, Indonesian
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Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Consultant

  • Area of emphasis: Institutional Economics, Economic Growth and Development, Public Choice, International Finance and Monetary Economics.
  • Some previous positions: Adjunct Lecturer at George Mason University teaching Comparative Economic Systems, Money and Banking, and Introductory Microeconomics; Associate Economist with the Institute of International Finance analyzing country risk in North Africa/Middle East and Latin America.
  • Nationality: US / Germany
  • Languages: English, German, Spanish, French

Gunnar Eskeland, Senior Economist

  • Area of emphasis: Optimal Tax Theory, Applied Public Finance,
    Decentralization, Education
  • Some previous positions: Senior Research Economist, DEC
  • Nationality: Norway
  • Languages: Norwegian, English, Spanish, German

Swati Ghosh, Lead Economist

  • Area of emphasis: Macroeconomics, Industrial Economics, Labor Economics, International and
    Development Economics
  • Some previous positions: Country Economist for South Korea, Indonesia,
    also worked in Latin America, Africa
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French

Christine Kessides, Urban Economic Advisor

  • Area of emphasis: Urban policy, infrastructure policy, public expenditure, private sector development
  • Some previous positions: Urban Economic Advisor in Transport and Urban Development Department; author of Bank's urban strategy, Cities in Transition. Assistant director and core team member of 1994 WDR, Infrastructure for Development. Country economist for Hungary, Romania, Burkina Faso.
  • Nationality: US
  • Languages: English and French

Linda Likar, Lead Country Economist

  • Area of emphasis: Social Protection Policies and International Labor Migration
  • Some previous positions: Lead Specialist on Social Protection Policies, Projects and Expenditures, Morocco Resident Mission, Principal Economist Tunisia, OECD Paris Trade Directorate in Latin America, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and India. Prior to the World Bank, Brookings Institutions and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • Nationality: US
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish and German

Robert Schneider, Sector Leader

  • Area of emphasis: Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics
  • Some previous positions: Sector Leader - Environment Brazil Resident Mission, Sector Leader ESSD, Coordinator of the Pilot Program to Conserve Brazilian Rain Forests, 7 years in the International Monetary Fund, Peace Corps - Niger
  • Nationality: US
  • Languages: English, Portuguese (French, Spanish, Hausa)

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