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
DPhil in Public Policy Student at the Blavatnik School of Government

About

Noam Angrist is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young 1ove, an NGO based in Botswana dedicated to scaling-up programmes backed by rigorous academic evidence that enable youth to thrive. To date, the organisation has reached over 60,000 youth in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. The organisation has run randomised evaluations in partnership with J-PAL to continuously measure impact and verify if its programs are working across contexts. Recently, the organisation signed an MOU with the Botswana government to scale-up nationally and solidified multi-year partnerships with UNICEF and The Brookings Institute.  

Noam is working with the office of the chief economist at the World Bank. He has conducted research at the University of Botswana, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and the World Bank. At the World Bank, Noam helped to build the Human Capital Index and co-authored several papers producing key ingredients for the index, including Harmonized Learning Outcomes and Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS).  His interests centre on bridging the gap between evidence on 'what works' to enable young people to thrive and translation into scaled intervention and policy.

Noam has a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MSc. from the University of Oxford. Noam was recognised by Forbes 30Under30, is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, and was a Fulbright and Rhodes scholar. 

Contact 

Email: noam.angrist@bsg.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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