Tristan Reed

  • Economist
  • World Bank



Tristan Reed is an Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank studying policy-relevant questions at the intersection of development and industrial organisation in applied economics. In recent work, he examines market power in vertically related agricultural markets, the welfare effects of place-based industrial policy, and the link between international integration and sustained poverty reduction.

Alongside research, Tristan has contributed economic analysis to World Bank infrastructure lending operations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in the Nigeria office where he served clients in government and in the financial sector. Tristan was born in California and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics with a minor in mathematics summa cum laude from UCLA.