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Arti Grover

Senior Economist, World Bank

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Arti Grover is a Senior Economist at the World Bank and leads the analytical agenda on supporting firms to deal with climate change and other shocks such as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. She has authored two volumes of the World Bank’s Productivity Project –  Place, Productivity, and Prosperity: Spatially Targeted Policies for Regional Development and High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies. Her research covers a range of topics, including economic growth, firm dynamics, productivity, trade, and spatial development. She has published two books on trade in services and more than 30 articles in top peer-reviewed journals, as chapters in books, or as World Bank policy research papers. Based on solid empirical evidence, she designs and implements innovative firm support lending operations in developing countries and in fragile contexts.

Before joining the Bank in 2009, Arti was a doctoral Fulbright fellow at Princeton University, an assistant professor at Delhi School of Economics, and a research associate at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.