Mark Roberts is a Senior Economist with the South Asia Urban and Water Unit of the World Bank, where he is co-leading work on the Regional Urbanization Flagship, as well as working on Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Lecturer in Spatial Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Mark has published widely in peer reviewed journals on the subject of spatial economic development and is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association. He was a main contributor to the 2009 World Development Report on economic geography. He holds a Ph.D. in Land Economy and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, as well as a M.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University.
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