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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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#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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Another excellent interview with @elerianm on @Slate. Clear vision of possible #economic pathways for the world - http://goo.gl/1LrI7e 
Listen to Episode No. 92 of Slate Money: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in a New Tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast fee ...
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Rasa hydrogen car to start public trials - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a6c90aa8-c8dc-11e5-be0b-b7ece4e953a0.html
The early blows in the hydrogen versus electric car battle may have been landed by the likes of Toyota and Tesla but a tiny start-up from the Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells has joined the fight. Riversimple Movement is taking its hydrogen fuel-cell
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How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion, in one map #population @voxdotcom- http://goo.gl/azhUQW 
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Learn about Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich - The small town in #Wales that took on the #tax man @fairtaxtown https://youtu.be/F6y9FCNM268
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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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Interesting short interview on @NPR with @elerianm on lack of economic growth and why a recession may be coming - http://goo.gl/KhdIKI 
David Greene talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian, chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, about recent turmoil in the stock market despite good employment numbers.
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"Be careful what you wish for: Higher oil prices and slow growth may make for a perfect storm" - goo.gl/9F0gIJ  
Low oil prices haven’t brought all the hoped-for benefits, and are being downright harmful for some countries. But it’s the risks of a sudden rise in oil prices we should be more worried about, writes Simon Davies.
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This animation tracks the relative amount of Arctic ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014
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Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth. So sad... @guardian http://gu.com/p/4g473 · The Guardian. Embedded image. Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth. From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch ...
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