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.
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