Tristan Reed is an Economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group. His research seeks to understand how markets work in developing countries. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, and his analysis of the competitiveness of cities and regions has supported policy dialogue related to World Bank infrastructure lending operations in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tristan joined the World Bank Group in 2017, after starting his career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company in their Lagos, Nigeria office, where he provided strategic advice to banks and the public sector. Tristan holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University, and a BA summa cum laude from UCLA.