Théophile Bougna is an Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation Team of the World Bank's Development Research Group. His current research focuses on transport, urban and spatial economics with a particular interest on measuring and explaining changes in the spatial distribution of economic activity. His research has been published in Regional Sciences and Urban Economics and featured in VoxEU.
Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as an Analyst and Statistician at the Cameroon National Office of Statistics (INS), and Consultant for the Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW-IPPF). Theophile received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Université du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), where he taught several economics courses and was a research assistant for the Canada Research Chair in Regional Impacts of Globalization. He also holds a Master degree in Economics from the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Développement International (CERDI - France), a Bachelor of Engineering in Statistics from E.N.S.E.A (Côte d'Ivoire), and a Bachelor in Economics and Management from Université de Dschang (Cameroon).