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Mark Roberts

Lead Urban Economist, World Bank
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Mark Roberts is a Lead Urban Economist with the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice of the World Bank, as well as the Bank’s co-Global Lead for Spatial and Territorial Development.Read more

Mark Roberts is a Lead Urban Economist with the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice of the World Bank, as well as the Bank’s co-Global Lead for Spatial and Territorial Development. He is co-author of the Bank’s forthcoming Sustainable Development Flagship report, Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient and Inclusive in a Changing Climate, as well as of its South Asia Region Flagship Report, Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia, its Latin America and Caribbean Flagship Report, Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and its Indonesia Urbanization Flagship report, Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential. He has also worked on the East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa regions, and acts as an advisor to Work Bank teams working on the analysis of processes of urban and spatial development. Mark has published more than thirty papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited book volumes, including in leading journals in the fields of urban and spatial economics. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a University Lecturer in economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Mark holds a PhD in economics and an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge as well as an MSc in economics from Warwick University. 

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