Mushfiq Mobarak

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is Professor of Economics at Yale University.  He also co-chairs the Urban Services Initiative at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and leads the Bangladesh Research Program for the International Growth Centre (IGC) at LSE and Oxford.  He has previously worked at the World Bank, and at the International Monetary Fund.  He is a development economist with interests in environmental issues and has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, 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.

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Migration
Bangladesh

Migration - Bangladesh
Paying travel costs encourages farmers to migrate for work - and the effect lasts for years...
Taxation
Bangladesh

Taxation - Bangladesh
Exposing information about firms to their peers can increase tax compliance and payment...
Agriculture
Malawi

Agriculture - Malawi
Leveraging social learning in communication can improve agricultural extension services...
Insurance
India

Rainfall insurance can help farmers survive a drought year. So why aren't more using it?

Garments
Bangladesh

Bangladesh - Garments
Girls exposed to the garment sector are more likely to delay marriage & childbirth, enroll in school and be employed..