Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak Ph.D.

Professor of Economics


Migration, immigration, development economics, poverty, environmental economics


Ahmed Mobarak is a development economist with interests in environmental issues and immigration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as co-chair of its Urban Services Initiative and of its Environment and Energy Sector work 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 implications 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, Science, National Public Radio (NPR), Wired.com, the Times of London, and other media outlets around the world.