Luc Christiaensen

Economist at The World Bank

Luc Christiaensen is a lead agriculture economist in the World Bank’s Jobs Group and an honorary research fellow at the Maastricht School of Management. He has written extensively on poverty, secondary towns, and structural transformation in Africa and East Asia. Currently, he is also leading the “Agriculture in Africa: Telling Facts from Myths” project. He was a core member of the team that produced the World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University