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Rosanna Chan

Rosanna Chan is an economist in the South Asia Finance and Private Sector Development, based in New Delhi, India. She is affiliated with the Investment Climate and Competitiveness Global Practices of the FPD network and is currently working on Agriculture Insurance (utilizing mobile technology), Low Income Housing Finance, IIFCL and various other lending projects in India. Her fields of specialization lie in the area of development economics, international trade and applied microeconomics. Her research work has focused on private sector development issues including the effect of credit constraints on the dynamic investment behavior of small and medium enterprises, firm entry and exit, role of clusters, access to national and international markets and the linkages between firm performance and the investment climate in developing countries. Prior to joining the country office, Rosanna worked in the Sustainable Development front office and in the Energy unit in the South Asia Region and in the Office of the Chief Economist in the Africa Region in Washington DC. Before the World Bank, Rosanna worked in the Economic Section of the Australian Embassy in Beijing, as a consultant at the World Bank in EASPR-PREM Sector Department and in DECRG-Development Research Group as well as with nongovernment organizations, private companies and academic institutions. Rosanna has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Chinese both from the University of Melbourne, and received her PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.