Carter Brandon is the World Bank’s Global Lead Economist for Environment and Natural Resources, with primary interests in the linkages between the environment, welfare and growth. During his twenty years at the World Bank, he has held lead positions in both headquarters (Latin America and South Asia regional departments) and in the field (Beijing and Buenos Aires). Prior to joining the World Bank, he ran the Development Economics Group, an economics consulting firm. He also made a documentary film on political unrest in Chiapas, Mexico, and played in the Paris Symphony. He graduated from Harvard University (B.A.) and Oxford University (MSc and DPhil, ABD, Agricultural Economics), where he was a Rhodes Scholar.