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Marianne Fay

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Co-Director, World Development Report 2010

MARIANNE FAY is the incoming Chief Economist of the Sustainable Development Network and the co-director of the World Development Report 2010 on climate change. She has held positions in different regions of the World Bank (Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa) working on infrastructure, urbanization, and more recently, adaptation to climate change. Her research has mostly focused on the role of infrastructure and urbanization in development, with a particular interest in issues related to urban poverty. She is the author of a number of articles and books on these topics. Ms Fay has recently been appointed as the new Chief Economist for the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank—a position she will take after finishing the World Development Report, in the Fall of 2009. Marianne Fay holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University.