Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Associate Professor of Economics

Mushfiq Mobarak is an associate professor of economics at the Yale School of Management. He is a development economist with interests in environmental issues.

Professor Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Brazil. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. His research has been covered by the New York Times, The Economist, Science, NPR, Wired.com, the Times of London, and other publications in Bangladesh, India, Singapore, and Brazil.

Professor Mobarak co-chairs the Urban Services Initiative at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and leads the Bangladesh Research Program for the 'International Growth Centre (IGC)' at LSE and Oxford. He has previously worked as an economist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the World Bank, and at the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Mobarak advises several PhD economics candidates working on development issues, and he won the 2006 Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the University of Colorado. He teaches MBA courses focused on the challenges to doing for-profit or non-profit business in developing countries and on marketing products and behaviors to poor consumers. He also leads Yale SOM 'international experience' trips to developing countries. 

Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland at College Park, 2002
  • MA, University of Maryland at College Park, 1999
  • BA, Macalester College, 1997

Courses

International Experience: Indonesia
MGT 416
Economic Strategy for Doing Business in Developing Countries
MGT 526
Behavioral Marketing Strategies for Emerging Markets and Evaluating their Impact
MGT 522

Publications

Selected Articles

International graduate students are critical to scientific discovery
K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak and E. Stuen
VoxEU
April 28, 2013
Consanguinity and other Marriage Market Effects of a Wealth Shock in Rural Bangladesh
A. M. Mobarak, R. Kuhn & C. Peters
Demography
2013
A. M. Mobarak & M. Rosenzweig
American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings)
2013
A. M. Mobarak, P. Dwivedi, R. Bailis, L. Hildemann and G. Miller
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012
E. T. Stuen, A. M. Mobarak and K. E. Maskus
The Economic Journal
2012

Selected Working Papers

Foreign Doctoral Students are Critical for Scientific Research. Why Limit their Immigration Prospects?
A. M. Mobarak, K. Maskus & E. Stuen
2013
Gender Difference in the Effects of Vocational Training: Constraints on Women and Drop-out Behavior
A. M. Mobarak, Y. Cho, V. Orozco & D. Kalomba
2013
A. M. Mobarak
New York Times - Economix
2013
A. M. Mobarak, G. Bryan & S. Chowdhury
2013