J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Professor of Economics
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a professor of economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. He also leads the Bangladesh Research Program for the International Growth Centre (IGC) at LSE and Oxford. He has previously worked at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is a development economist with an interest in environmental issues and has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Malawi. He previously served as co-chair of J-PAL's Environment, Energy, and Climate Change sector and its Urban Services Initiative.
Mushfiq conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. 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, the Times of London, and other media outlets around the world.