Dr. Sebastian James, Economist, The World Bank Group Dr. Sebastian James works for the World Bank group as a Tax Specialist. Apart from the Taxation, he has worked in cross-cutting areas with Investment Policy and Special Economic Zones. He has advised over 25 countries on the design of their tax policy and tax administration with emphasis on improving their investment climate. He is a former Indian Revenue Service officer and held senior positions in the India’s Tax Administration and Tax Policy between 1996 and 2002. In 2003, he completed the International Tax Program from Harvard Law School and subsequently completed his Masters in Public Administration in 2004 and PhD from Harvard University in 2007 with his research focusing on Tax Policy and Tax Administration in developing countries.