Victoria Delbridge is a Cities Economist for the International Growth Centre (IGC) based at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. She is working with Paul Collier, Ed Glaeser, Tony Venables, Astrid Haas, Priya Manwaring and Oliver Harman on the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative, developing a network of economists, urban planning practitioners and policymakers to translate economic research into clear urban policy guidance.
Victoria holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Environmental and Geographical Science and Economics from the University of Cape Town. Prior to her Masters at Oxford, Victoria was a research economist at the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism in South Africa.
Her current research areas include urban land use and planning, public infrastructure and service provision, housing markets, urban employment and firm development, and municipal finance.