Harris Selod

Senior Economist, Research Department at The World Bank

Harris Selod is a Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His current research focuses on urban development, including on issues related to transport and land use, as well as land tenure, land markets and the political economy of the land sector in developing countries. His publications cover a variety of topics in urban and public economics including theories of squatting and residential informality, the political economy of transport infrastructure, the effects of residential segregation on schooling and unemployment, or the impact of land rights formalization and place-based policies. Prior to joining the World Bank, he held various positions as a tenured researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics, and technical international expert for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.