Affiliated Professor Associate Professor of Economics
Yale University Ph.D., University of Maryland
Mushfiq Mobarak is a development economist at Yale with interests in environment, and public finance issues. He has two main lines of research: (1) field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving, and (2) using field experiments and other methods to study the management of water resources and other infrastructure. He has experiments on migration, infrastructure (roads and electricity), water user associations, rainfall insurance, and environmental technologies (stoves, rainwater harvesting, conservation agriculture) ongoing in Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda.
Mushfiq Mobarak will share innovative solutions to the problem of inadequate access to urban water, sanitation, and hygiene services in cities in Asia and Africa, especially in neighborhoods with concentrations of poor people. He will discuss J-PAL’s Urban Services Initiative (USI), which was set up to test these solutions and find which ones work.