Andrea Guariso is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on development and political economics. He is currently involved in a number of projects across Africa, including multiple large-scale randomized evaluations. He holds a PhD in Economics from KU Leuven, and a MSc from Bocconi University. He has previously worked in the Directorate General for Development at the European Commission and has been a consultant to the World Bank.
Fadi Hassan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. He is also a consultant forthe World Bank and the European Central Bank. His research is in the field of international and development economics, both micro and macro. His experience on impact evaluation focused on energy access and education in rural areas in Kenya. Fadi gained his PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Michael King is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Michael's research interests include the reach and impact of access to financial services, constraints to financial inclusion such as financial literacy and informality, and mobile banking. He has also published extensively on the topic of policy coherence for development on issues such as agriculture, trade, environment, migration and security. Michael holds a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University.
Martina is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Development Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University. She received her DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2014. Martina is a micro development economist with a focus on urban economics, labor economics and public economics. Most of her research uses geo-referenced individual level data that she combines with environmental data. In part of her recent work she explore the use of big data, such as mobile phone data, to answer questions in development.
Tara Mitchell is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. She is also a consultant to the World Bank. Her research focuses on the microeconomics of development with a particular interest in agricultural markets and informational problems. Tara has previous experience working in India and is currently involved in a number of projects in Africa, including impact evaluations in Senegal and Kenya. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MSc in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.
Gaia Narciso is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. She gained her PhD in Economics at Bocconi University. During her PhD she worked as a consultant for the Development Research Group at the World Bank in Washington, DC. She joined the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Her areas of research are Development Economics and Political Economy. She has extensive experience in survey design and implementation and has conducted randomized control trials in Ireland and abroad.
Carol Newmanis an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. She is aNon-Resident Senior Research Fellow with UNU-WIDER and is Research Fellow of the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Copenhagen. She is also a consultant to the World Bank. Her research is in the microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behavior. She is currently involved in a number of major projects in South East Asia and Africa including impact evaluations in Uganda and Senegal.