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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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  • 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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#Geoengineering #ClimateChange by Bjørn Lomborg by @BjornLomborg - https://goo.gl/34XzFB 
Even climate activists increasingly recognize that the lofty rhetoric of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, concluded in Paris just over a year ago, will not be matched by its promises’ actual impact on temperatures. This should make us think about smart, alternative solutions.
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Beautiful and informative #video on how to make #data reflect #emotions by @lisacrost - https://goo.gl/Pr8dDB via @flowingdata
Data can be fact and analytical. It can help you make objective decisions. Data can also evoke the feels, helping you understand and relate to something that used to be foreign. Lisa Charlotte Rost…
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Urban green growth is about asking the right questions at the right time - https://goo.gl/qrt6Xo 
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The Free-Trade Miracle by @BjornLomborg . Free #trade can be the world's biggest poverty alleviation program - https://goo.gl/9XEjDu 
While there are costs associated with global free trade, they can be mitigated, and they are dwarfed by the benefits. Free trade has already helped lift more than a billion people out of poverty over the past 25 years, and it provides the best opportunity to improve human welfare in the years ahead.
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Really coherent and thoughtful article on Why #Trump won working class whites @JoanCWilliams - https://goo.gl/keSnj3 - & a great interview with her in FT alphachat- https://goo.gl/TvnB7A
What do some people misunderstand about the white working class in the US and UK? Law professor and author Joan Williams explains. Then, Alphaville’s Alex Scaggs and Matt Klein join host Cardiff Garcia to review the year in finance and economics.
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How has the world's #health become better since you were born? by #GlobalHealthCheck via @GiorgiaLatt - https://goo.gl/NvMLMj 
Personalised, interactive data visualisation of the deadliest diseases and biggest health breakthroughs in a lifetime. Brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mosaic by Wellcome. Made by Beyond Words Studio.
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#Map Displays Five Years of #Oil Pipeline Spills by @foreffectivegov - https://goo.gl/sUxiva #energy #environment 
On June 14, a natural gas pipeline ruptured and burst into flames near Cuero, Texas, releasing an estimated 165000 pounds of toxic volatile organic compounds into the air. Nearby residents evacuated their homes, but no one was injured. Still, the accident serves as another reminder of the ...
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How to Prep a City for #ClimateChange by @earthinstitute #urban - https://goo.gl/dhO5EK 
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What will #power the world in 2050? by @McKinsey #energy #climate #economics - https://goo.gl/RlHMhG 
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Who Has Space for Renewables? @JFMagrath http://prosyn.org/sSU4lD7 
Estimated space requirements for solar energy sufficient to power the entire world are reassuringly trivial, at 0.5-1% of global land area. For individual countries however, the challenges vary greatly, reflecting dramatic differences in population density.
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Great article from @FT on Is #urban #cycling worth the risk in your city? The main risk is #pollution - http://goo.gl/9LJR2l 
How do the benefits of exercise compare to the harm from pollution?
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