Jeffrey is currently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Global Economy and Development Group.  His focus is on inclusive urban development and the inter-relationship between land use policy and transport regarding urban access to jobs, services and commerce.  In addition, Jeffrey has written on public procurement, transparency and corruption issues and the relevant policies and practices of the multilateral development banks.

Prior to Brookings, Jeffrey was at the World Bank for over 30 years in various operational, policy and managerial positions with a focus on urban and infrastructure development in Latin America, East Asia and the Pacific, and Africa.  From 2006 to 2010, Jeffrey was Vice President for Operations and Policy and Country Services overseeing the lending operations of the Bank worldwide and managing the compliance functions related to procurement, financial management and environmental and social safeguards.  He was particularly responsible for a series of operational reforms and for upgrading the Bank’s efforts to address corruption.

He received his Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University in 1974 and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.