Martin Kanz is an Economist in the Finance Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Martin’s research interests include banking and financial intermediation, consumer finance, and the political economy of state interventions in credit markets. As part of his research, Martin has been involved in several field experiments and impact evaluations on financial sector topics, predominantly in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank, Martin worked for the Investment Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs in New York and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in finance and economics. He received his AB in Economics from Harvard College, his MSc in Development Economics from Oxford and his PhD from Harvard University.