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, practitioners, and policymakers to translate economic research into clear urban policy guidance.
Sebastian holds an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a bachelor’s in Economics from Durham University. Before joining at the London School of Economics, Sebastian has worked on issues pertaining to agricultural value chain enhancement and microfinance for the United Nations Development Program in Peru, and in the digital infrastructure sector with Ernst and Young LLP in London. His research interests span many themes in urban economics, including structural transformation and employment in African cities, land and property rights, and municipal financing.