|GEORGE CLARKE is currently a member of the Investment and Growth team in the Development Research Group and the Regional Program on Enterprise Development (RPED) team in the Africa Private Sector Group. Since joining the World Bank in 1996, George's work has focused on privatization, competition and regulation of infrastructure and banking and on the investment climate. He has contributed to Investment Climate Assessments in several countries including Bangladesh, Lesotho, Mali, Peru, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania and was a core member of the team responsible for the WDR 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone . His research has been published in several books and academic journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
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