MARK ROBERTS is a Senior Urban Economist with the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank, where his work is currently focused on the East Asia and Pacific region. Prior to joining the Bank, Mark was a Lecturer in Spatial Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Economics at Murray Edwards College, a member college of the University of Cambridge. Mark has published widely in leading peer reviewed journals on the topic of spatial economic development and is a former co-editor of the journal Spatial Economic Analysis. He is co-author of the Bank’s South Asia Region Flagship Report, Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia, and its Latin American and Caribbean Flagship Report, Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also currently leading a Flagship report on urbanization in Indonesia, which is expected to be launched in April 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Land Economy and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, as well as a M.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University, UK.