Mushfiq Mobarak is a professor of economics at the Yale School of Management, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics. He is a development economist, and the founder and faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE).
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 complexities of scaling up development interventions that are proven effective in such trials. His ongoing research projects are in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Kenya, Nepal and Malawi. His research has been published in journals across disciplines, including Econometrica, Science, The Review of Economic Studies, the American Political Science Review and Demography, and covered by the New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, the Times of London, and other media outlets around the world. Recently, he has been supporting the Bangladesh government devise evidence-based COVID response strategies
Professor Mobarak has held other positions at the World Bank, The Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, at the International Growth Centre at LSE, and the International Monetary Fund. He teaches “State & Society” in the SOM core curriculum, and a Ph.D. field course in Development Economics.
- PhD, University of Maryland at College Park, 2002
- MA, University of Maryland at College Park, 1999
- BA, Macalester College, 1997
- State & Society MGT 413