Clémence
Pugué Biyong
DPhil Student in Economics

About

Clémence Pougué Biyong is a DPhil student in Economics at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. She is currently a visiting student at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and the Mind and Behavioural Research Group. Her research focuses on health economics and public policies. Her current projects investigate how information and behavioural biases alter the decision to invest in preventive health. Most recently, she has been working on a project in Côte d’Ivoire on drug adoption, economic uncertainty and risky health behaviour. Previously, she worked as a research assistant on decolonization land inequalities at the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique and the French Embassy in Nairobi (Kenya). She has also worked as a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in the Africa unit of the Centre of Development.

She holds an MPhil in Development Economics (2018) from the Université Paris-Dauphine/PSL, and an MPhil in European Law (2017) from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Rennes).

 

Contact

 

Email: clemence.pougue-biyong@univ-paris1.fr

Muhammad
Meki
Lecturer at the Department of International Development and Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies

About 

Muhammad is a development economist based at the University of Oxford, where he holds a joint position between the Department of International Development and the Centre for Islamic Studies. In his research, Muhammad is interested in the effect of equity-like financial contracts — involving, for example, shared ownership of fixed assets, sharing of revenue streams, or profit sharing — on the investment and growth of small firms. He has conducted fieldwork in Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh. Prior to academia, Muhammad worked as a trader in the financial markets, for Bank of America in London and Deutsche Bank in Singapore.

Contact 

Email: muhammad.meki@qeh.ox.ac.uk 

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Ashley
Pople
DPhil Student in Economics

About

Ashley is a DPhil in Economics student at the University of Oxford and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). Her research sits at the intersection of development, behavioural and labour economics, with projects in Colombia, Bangladesh, India and Malawi. Her research interests concern how beliefs and imagery (mental simulations) shape economic decision making and whether they can be fostered through interventions. She also investigates the role of frictions in online job matching and the effects of artificial intelligence on labour markets in the service sector.

Ashley previously obtained a MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BCom in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with an Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town.

Contact

Email: ashley.pople@economics.ox.ac.uk

Jennifer
Opare-Kumi
DPhil in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government

Jennifer Opare-Kumi is a DPhil student at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her research projects and interests are in the education and mental health of youth in low income countries and driven by a passion for improving evidence based policy making. 

Prior to Oxford, she worked as a Research Manager and Program Manager at Young 1ove, spearheading the national scale-up of Teaching at the Right Level in Botswana. She has also worked with the UN Migration Agency (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

She holds a BA in international relations from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Masters in Health Economics from the University of Queensland in Australia.  

Contact

Email: jennifer.opare-kumi@exeter.ox.ac.uk

Meghan
Davis
Research Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry

About 

Meghan is a Research Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry. She is currently coordinating the Ebikolwa n’empisa study, which investigates the acceptability and feasibility of digitally delivered Behavioural Activation therapy to support the mental wellbeing of adolescents in Uganda.   

Meghan completed her BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience at Northeastern University (USA) and her Masters in Public Health at the University of Edinburgh. Before taking this role, she worked at the Anna Freud Centre evaluating the effectiveness of the THRIVE Framework to transform children and young people’s mental health services at 20 sites in the UK. Meghan has a strong interested in global mental health research.

Contact

Emailmeghan.davis@psych.ox.ac.uk

Christian
Meyer
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Economics

About

Christian Johannes Meyer is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. In addition to his academic work, Christian is a Labor Economist with the World Bank’s Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice. At the World Bank, he co-leads a research program on industrial labor in Ethiopia. Before his PhD, Christian worked with the World Bank’s Development Research Group, the Center for Global Development and the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

Christian’s research interest lies at the intersection of development, labor, and behavioural economics. Most of his work uses laboratory and field experiments in close cooperation with partner organisations, combined with original data collection. His fieldwork currently focuses on Ethiopia.

Contact 

Emailchristian.meyer@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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Abigail
Adams-Prassl
Associate Professor in Economics at Department of Economics; Applied Microeconomics Convenor

About 

Abigail is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Center for Economic Performance. Her research sits within Applied Microeconomics, often focused on the econometrics of consumer and family choice. Abigail's current research concerns the identification and estimation of consumer preferences when a) not all options are available (consideration set models; inattention); b) individuals have a ‘preference for flexibility’ (menu choice; decision making under ambiguity).

Contact 

Email: abi.adams@​economics.ox.ac.uk

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James
Walsh
DPhil Student in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government

About

James is a doctoral research student at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford and a member of the World Bank’s Behavioral Science Unit, eMBeD. He is interested in the social and psychological foundations human agency and social justice and has worked with the World Bank for just under five years. James was a member of the research team for the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behaviour. In 2015, he served on the faculty of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service where he lectured in behavioural approaches to development economics. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a research assistant to Robert Putnam, with the Gross National Happiness Commission of the Royal Government of Bhutan, and with Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. 

James have a BA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Contact 

Email: james.walsh@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Noam
Angrist
Fellow at the University of Oxford

About

Noam Angrist's interests centre on bridging the gap between rigorous evidence that can enable youth to thrive and translation into scaled intervention and policy. 

Angrist is the Executive Director and co-founder of Young 1ove, one of the largest youth-led NGOs dedicated to scaling-up programs backed by rigorous randomized trial evidence that enable youth to thrive. The organization, headquartered in Botswana, has reached over 100,000 youth across ten countries and has run randomized trials in partnership with J-PAL, solidified multi-year partnerships with UNICEF, USAID and the Brookings Institution, and signed an MOU with the Botswana government to scale-up evidence-based programs nationally.

Angrist is also a Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Human Behaviour, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Angrist has consulted for the World Bank Chief Economist and led key aspects of the development of the World Bank Human Capital Index education pillar. This includes the development of Harmonized Learning Outcomes and a new global measure of education, Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling, which has been adopted as an indicator by the World Bank, DFID and USAID to track education systems at the country-level and to inform priority investments among cost-effective education programs and policies. 

Angrist has a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes scholar. Angrist has conducted research at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the White House, and the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar. Angrist received the Forbes 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs award for his work with Young 1ove, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and has presented Young 1ove's work on various platforms including at the Skoll World Forum.

Contact 

Email: noam.angrist@economics.ox.ac.uk

Simon
Quinn
Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies

About

Simon is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford Department of Economics, where he is also a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. His research interests are in development economics, with a particular interest in the role of firms. 

Contact 

Email: simon.quinn@​economics.ox.ac.uk

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