Alexandra Panman

Alexandra Panman is a doctoral researcher based at the Oxford Department for International Development. Her work is focused on low-income housing and household mobility within cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Alexandra has a B.A. in Modern History and Politics (University of Oxford) and an M.A. in International Economics and Policy (Johns Hopkins). She has worked for the World Bank and United Nations, including projects in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Mexico) and Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya).

Research interests

Cities and International Development
Housing and Urban Economics
Urban poverty and inequality


 (co-edited with Taimur Samad and Nancy Lozano-Gracia)  Colombia Urbanization Review: Amplifying the Gains from the Urban Transition. Washington, D.C.: World Bank 2012.

 (co-authored with Taimur Samad, Alejandro Rodríguez, and Nancy Lozano-Gracia) Sistema de ciudades – una aproximación visual al caso colombiano. Washington, DC: World Bank 2012. Also available for ipad.