Uwe Deichmann is a researcher in the Environment and Energy Team of the World Bank’s Development Research Group. His research interests are in the geographic aspects of development. His recent work has included issues of housing and urban development, the role of infrastructure in promoting regional growth, and the impacts of natural hazards and global change on economic development. He was a principal author of the World Development Report 2009 "Reshaping Economic Geography" and is the Co-Director of the WDR 2016 "Internet for Development". Prior to joining the World Bank he worked for the UN Environment Program and the UN Statistics Division. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geography and Regional Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he worked at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis.