Finance Service Specialist, World Bank Group
Holti Banka is a Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank Group. His work is on policy and infrastructure aspects of financial inclusion and retail payment systems: government payments, remittances, national strategies, cost structure, to name a few, across a variety of countries. Holti has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Maryland and as a referee and a contributor for several academic journals and media outlets. He received his PhD in International Development/Economic Policy from the University of Maryland and his BA in Economics and Mathematics from Williams College. Holti is originally from Albania, but grew up in Greece, and has been living in the U.S. for the past 12 years.