Ahmed Mobarak

Ahmed Mobarak is a Professor of Economics at Yale University as is the Co-Chair of both the Energy and Environment Sector and the Urban Services Initiative at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an affiliate of numerous other prestigious institutions, including the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research. Professor Mobarak has received over $18.6 million in grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Macalester College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Professor Mobarak conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. He also examines the implications of scaling up development interventions that are proven effective in such trials.

Representative Publications

Lipscomb, Molly, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak. “Decentralization and Pollution Spillovers: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Borders in Brazil.” The Review of Economic Studies 84.1 (2017): 464-502.

Heath, Rachel, and A. Mushfiq Mobarak. “Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women.” Journal of Development Economics 115 (2015): 1-15.

Guiteras, Raymond, Amir Jina, and A. Mushfiq Mobarak. “Satellites, Self-reports, and Submersion: Exposure to Floods in Bangladesh.” The American Economic Review 105.5 (2015): 232-236.

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