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  • World Bank
    Economist, 2010 - present
  • Overseas Development Institute
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho
    Economist, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Bath, UK
    Tutor, 2005 - 2008
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  • University of Bath
    Ph.D. Development Economics, 2005 - 2008
  • CORIPE, Torino, Italia
    Masters Economics, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne
    DEA Economie du développement, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Dundee, UK
    MA Hons Economics with French, 1998 - 2003
  • Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble II, France
    Licence Economie, 2001 - 2002
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Liberal vs. Conservative: A #Neuroscientific Analysis by @ritholtz http://goo.gl/yFd15s 
Really interesting discussion; I especially found the discussion at the 11 minute mark about different reactions to the word “Gun” to be fascinating. What the difference in brain structure between liberals and conservatives? And where do our political convictions come from: rational deliberation, or biological determinism? Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains. Liberal vs. Conservative: A Neuroscientific…Read More
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Cool #urbantransport - Can China's Futuristic 'Straddling Bus' - http://goo.gl/cYTMsa @linpoonsays @citylab #urban #transport 
First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb air pollution.
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.@WorldBank's PMR initiative is supporting countries to pave the way for #PriceOnCarbon: http://wrld.bg/SDYF3007sP2
Representatives from more than 30 countries recently gathered in Lima to move ahead on the carbon pricing policies they say will create jobs, encourage innovation and achieve meaningful greenhouse gas emission reductions.
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Just made a donation to Britain Stronger In Europe.
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A machine to save the world. Nice podcast on #NuclearFusion by @Marketplace - http://goo.gl/ekWSj5 #ClimateChange #Energy #Technology
They said it couldn't be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that's hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.
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CEO Secrets: #BromptonBikes' boss shares business tips - Be less "professional"@bbc @BromptonBicycle- http://goo.gl/kaXmmg 
The boss of Brompton bikes offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.
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Time for a #CarbonTax by @Kemal_Dervis& Karim Foda #ClimateChange #Tax #FossilFuel - https://goo.gl/FzIu1d 
Over the last few decades, oil prices have fluctuated widely. For policymakers, these fluctuations present a golden opportunity to advance the key global goals of mitigating climate change and building a more sustainable economy, all while boosting revenues and stabilizing consumer prices.
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Five things every aid worker can learn from Game of Thrones @guardian #development #debt #GoT - http://goo.gl/F3cILf 
Whether you’re dealing with the lack of accountability of your local elite or the collapse of a country in civil war, here’s what the houses could teach you
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@WorldBank @WBG_Climate#ClimateAction Plan - http://goo.gl/2QaS18 #climatechange
The World Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan, is designed to help countries meet their Paris COP21 pledges and manage increasing climate impacts.
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#CarbonTax - a one page plan to fix #ClimateChange (and raise resources for development). +planetmoney - http://goo.gl/0M3GCl
Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan.
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Reasons why negative interest rates may do the opposite to intended @tylercowen @Frances_Coppola- http://goo.gl/gQQ8MK 
Negative rates are effectively a tax on deposits, and as such are intrinsically contractionary. They are a form of financial repression. As long as banks choose to absorb that tax themselves, those who pay that tax will effectively be bank shareholders and employees. But if banks choose to pass that tax on, it will be …
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