Raj Nallari is a Lead Economist and Manager of the Growth and Crisis Program at the World Bank Institute. During his 15 years of service in international financial institutions, he has worked in country operations (in Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia regions) of the World Bank, and in the Policy Development and Review Department of the IMF. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and has co-authored a book published by Oxford University Press, several monographs and articles on development policy issues.