Shun Chonabayashi is an Environmental Economist in Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank. He joined the Bank through the Young Professionals Program in 2015. He leads the development of the World Bank’s platform on environmental sustainability data as well as a household climate resilience study for Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also a team member of the upcoming report “South Asia's Hotspots: Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards”.
His papers appear in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Energy Economics, and Journal of Regional Science. He contributed to the World Bank’s reports, including “Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators”, “Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters”, “Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention”, “Low Carbon, High Growth: Latin American Responses to Climate Change”.
He holds B.A. in economics from Soka University and M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University and is a Ph.D. candidate in natural resources with applied economics concentration at Cornell University.