Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Professor of Economics, Yale University

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a native of Bangladesh, is a Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. He is the Founding Director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE, yrise.yale.edu).  He holds other appointments at Innovations for Poverty Action, the International Growth Centre at LSE, Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. He is currently collaborating closely with a2i in the Bangladesh government and with BRAC on devising evidence-based COVID response strategies for Bangladesh, and expanding that work in Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malawi. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. He also examines the implications of scaling up development interventions that are proven effective in such trials. His research has been published in journals across disciplines, including Econometrica, Science, The Review of Economic Studies, the American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Demography, and covered by the New York Times, The Economist, Science, NPR, Wired.com, BBC, Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, and other media outlets around the world. He received a Carnegie Fellowship in 2017.

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