Toman, Michael A.
Michael A Toman (Mike) was a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and Manager of the Environment and Energy and Agricultural and Rural Development Teams and retired in 2020. In the latter role, he worked with a team of ~12 full-time PhD-level researchers plus various consultants covering a variety of topics. Mike’s research interests include energy, poverty, and health; mechanisms for achieving environmentally sustainable growth; climate change mitigation and adaptation; and electricity sector reform. Prior to joining the World Bank, he held senior analytical and management positions at RAND Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, and Resources for the Future. He served as a Senior Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from 1994-1996. His teaching experience includes adjunct positions at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the School of the Environment, University of California at Santa Barbara. Mike has a B.A. from Indiana University, an M.Sc. in applied mathematics from Brown University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Rochester.