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Hira Sarfraz

Title Project Coordinator 
Project Mobile Money Project
Duration June 2014-Current
Degree MSC Development Management, 2014
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Michael Best

Michael Best

Title Research Network Director
Department  
University/Organization International Growth Centre
Program Affiliation Program Director-Public Finance

 

 Profile:  Michael Best focuses his research on public economics and development economics, particularly public policy and the housing market, tax evasion, and public procurement in low and middle-income countries. He is a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and an M.Phil from the University of Oxford.

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Asad Liaqat

Asad Liaqat

Profile: Asad Liaqat is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University. His fields of study are political economy and behavioral economics in developing countries. The common theme in his research is how underlying societal structures, norms and psychological processes affect interactions among citizens and between citizens and the state. His two broad areas of research are empathy and tolerance towards otherized groups, and interactions between citizens and political actors. He uses a combination of field experiments, lab-in-the-field experiments and observational data using original surveys. He is conducting a randomized evaluation of an intervention aimed at fostering empathy and tolerance among school children in Pakistan. In this project, he is using a combination of standard and novel experimental measures of cognitive and affective empathy as well as behavioral measures to gauge the short and long term impact of the five-week long intervention in middle schools in Karachi. His political economy research, being conducted with a number of collaborators, focuses on the importance of political connections for local government elections, political broker responsiveness to voter preferences at a local level and how civil servants update their beliefs in the face of new evidence. 

Asad is currently a PhD Student Affiliate at Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School and a Graduate Student Associate at the South Asia Institute at Harvard University. Before starting his PhD, Asad was a Research Associate at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). He holds a BA in Political Economy and Philosophy from Williams College.

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Shawn Cole

Shawn Cole

Title   Professor
Department   Economics
University/Organization  Harvard University
Program Affiliation  Social Policy and Public Goods

 

 Profile: Shawn Cole is a professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, where he teaches and conducts research on financial services and social enterprise. He is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. He is on the board of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, as the co-chair for research. He also serves as an external advisor to the Gates Foundation. Before joining the Harvard Business School, Professor Cole worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the economic research department. He has served on the Boston Federal Reserve's Community Development Research Advisory Council, and was the chair of the endowment management committee of the Telluride Association, a non-profit educational organization. In 2015 he was also given a “Faculty Pioneer Award” from the Aspen Institute. Professor Cole received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, where he was an NSF and Javits Fellow, and an A.B. in Economics and German Literature from Cornell University. Much of his research examines corporate and household finance in emerging markets, with a focus on insurance, credit, and savings. In fact, his work on insurance earned the 2015 "Shin Research Excellence Award". He has also done extensive work on financial education in the US and emerging markets. His recent research focuses on designing and delivering advice and education over mobile phones, with an emphasis on agricultural and financial management.

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