J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Associate Professor of Economics
Trinity College Dublin
Selim Gulesci is an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. His research investigates the intersection of labor and development economics, with particular focus on entrepreneurship and the role of gender norms in limiting women’s productivity. He has conducted RCTs in South Asia, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, on topics such as agricultural tenancy contracts, ultra-poor graduation programs, access to childcare, and vocational and soft skills training for young women. He earned his PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.
Selim serves as Scientific Advisor for J-PAL Africa's Girls' Education and Empowerment portfolio.