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Harris Selod

Senior Economist

HARRIS SELOD is a Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank in Washington, DC. His current research focuses on urban development, including issues related to transport and land use, as well as land tenure, land markets and the political economy of the land sector in developing countries, with a specific interest in West Africa. His publications cover a variety of topics in urban and public economics including theories of squatting and residential informality, the political economy of transport infrastructure, the effects of residential segregation on schooling and unemployment, or the impact of land rights formalization and place-based policies. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2007, he was an associate professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics (where he taught microeconomic theory and urban studies) and a researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research.

Personal Website: https://www.sites.google.com/site/hselod 


World Bank working papers and publications

1 .A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali
2 .What drives the global "land rush" ?
3 .Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?
4 .Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?
5 .Rural-urban migration in developing countries : a survey of theoretical predictions and empirical findings




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