Economist, World Bank
I am a consultant (economist) at the Mind, Behavior and Development Unit (eMBeD) at the World Bank. I received my PhD in Economics at Heidelberg University, Germany.
I am a behavioral development economist studying questions about state capacity and governance focusing on human resource management, education and health. I use rigorous econometric methods such as Randomized Controlled Trials and quasi-natural experiments using self-designed surveys, lab-in-the-field experiments, and administrative data. In some of my work, I investigate how community health workers’ performance can be improved using individually-customized behavioral contracts, how a cash transfer program affects trust in the state and vaccine take-up, and how a door-to-door political campaign affects vote shares and turnout.
To conduct this work, I cooperate with public and private sector entities such as public universities, departments of health and ministries of finance. My research has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), International Growth Centre (IGC), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).
Recent News: I will be presenting “Fickle Groups: A Field Experiment on Time Preferences” at the Advances in Field Experiments (AFE) Conference, University of Chicago (21-22 Sep), the 15th Nordic Conference on Behavioral and Experiment Economics (28-29 Sep) and at the BEEMA, NY Fed (6 October).
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With Karrar Hussain, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and Attique-ur-Rehman, UC Delaware.
Oxford Economic Papers, May 2022
With Karrar Hussain (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)
With Dietmar Fehr (Heidelberg), Karrar Hussain (FAU-Erlangen Nuremberg) and Muhammad Yasir Khan (Pittsburgh)
Funded by the DFG. Data collection begins Early 2024.
With Markus Frölich (Mannheim) and Paula von Haaren (Heidelberg)
Funded by the DFG. Data collection begins December 2023.
With Axel Dreher (Heidelberg) and Tobias Korn (Hanover)
Funded by the DFG. First endline collection completed.
With Karrar Hussain (FAU-Erlangen Nuremberg)
Funded by the IPA and IGC. Draft under preparation.
I am currently hiring a Project Manager based at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan. You should have the ability to work independently and lead a team. The project is on the national cash transfer program in Pakistan, which delivers cash to women with the goal of female empowerment. The project is with Markus Frölich (Mannheim/C4ED), Paula von Haaren (Heidelberg) and Nasir Iqbal (PIDE).
Prof. Frölich is a leading econometrician who runs his own research organization in Germany (C4ED) and Pakistan and has a strong placement record for his interns/research assistants (e.g. Harvard, Stanford and LSE). Prof. Iqbal is a leading expert of the national cash transfer programme of Pakistan, having previously served as the BISP Secretariat’s Director R&D.