Sebastian Kriticos is a Cities Economist for the International Growth Centre, based at the London School of Economics. He works on the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative, developing the IGC’s network of economists, urban planning practitioners and policymakers to translate economic research into clear urban policy guidance.
Sebastian holds an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a bachelor’s in Economics from Durham University. Before joining at the IGC, Sebastian was a research economist at the LSE and prior to that he has worked in agricultural value chain enhancement and microfinance for the United Nations Development Program in Peru, as well as in the digital infrastructure sector with Ernst and Young LLP in London. His current research areas span many themes in urban economics, including urban land use and planning, structural transformation and employment in African cities, and municipal finance.