Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, professor of economics, has been named to Vox’s inaugural Future Perfect 50 list. The list, published on October 20, recognizes “scientists, thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists building a more perfect future.” Mobarak is honored in the “fighting global poverty and injustice” category.
Mobarak is a development economist with a focus on encouraging the adoption of beneficial technologies and behaviors in the developing world, and the founder of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-Rise).
In a profile of Mobarak, Vox’s Siobhan McDonough writes, “Growing up in Bangladesh, [Mobarak] witnessed how the actions of the government and NGOs could impact lives for better or worse. Untangling how to make these programs work for as many people as possible is what Mobarak has done every day for the last 20 years.”
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