Tristan Reed is Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. He seeks to answer policy-relevant questions in industrial organization and trade and has used diverse methodologies including structural general equilibrium models and randomized controlled trials to illuminate how markets work in developing countries, and to understand how to improve their contribution to welfare, especially of the poor.
Alongside research, Tristan has contributed economic analysis to infrastructure lending operations and government advisory in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in their Lagos, Nigeria office, where he served clients in government and in the financial sector. Tristan is a native of California and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics with a minor in mathematics summa cum laude from UCLA.