|DONALD LARSON, is a Senior Economist working on Rural Development in the Development Research Group. Prior to his arrival at the World Bank, Mr. Larson served as an economist with the United States Department of Agriculture and with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization. At the Bank, Mr. Larson served in several assignments focused on providing policy advice related to commodity and agricultural markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Recently, Mr. Larson also contributed to the design of the World Bank's Prototype Carbon Fund and to the International Finance Corporation's program to provide Weather Insurance in Emerging Markets. Mr. Larson holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, and a PhD. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.
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