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Brian Blankespoor

Environmental Specialist

BRIAN BLANKESPOOR is an Environment Specialist in the Development Research Group. He joined the Bank in September 2007. His research interests are in the geographic aspects of development related to topics such as water, climate change, conservation biology, economic geography, and public health. Prior to the Bank, he held analytical positions in the private sector and World Wildlife Fund. He holds a M.Sc. in Geography from Oregon State University and a B.Sc. and B.A. in Computer Science and Geography, respectively, from Calvin College.


World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data
2 .Climate change, conflict, and cooperation : global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability
3 .Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs
4 .Health costs and benefits of ddt use in malaria control and prevention
5 .Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
6 .Assessing economic and political impacts of Hydrological variability on treaties : case studies on the Zambezi and Mekong basins
7 .Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries : the role of education
8 .The impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states
9 .Forecasting local climate for policy analysis : a pilot application for Ethiopia




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