Principal Investigators

Andrew BeathAndrew Beath
Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank
Prior to joining the World Bank in 2010, Andrew was based in Kabul, where he oversaw the design and implementation of the NSP-IE. Andrew also designed and implemented a quasi-experimental evaluation of a national rural access program in Afghanistan and advised efforts to build local capacity in impact evaluation and survey administration. Since joining the World Bank, Andrew has advised or participated in the design and implementation of various impact evaluations in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Vietnam. Andrew holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University, an M.P.A. in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.
E-mail: abeath@worldbank.org
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/albeath/

 

Fotini ChristiaFotini Christia
Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fotini Christia is Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and has been a recipient of research fellowships from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies among others. Her research interests deal with issues of conflict and cooperation in the Muslim world and she has done extensive ethnographic, survey and experimental work in the field.

She has worked out of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and most recently Syria and Yemen. Her book, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars, published by Cambridge University Press, was awarded APSA's 2013 Gregory M. Luebbert Award for Best Book in Comparative Politics. Her research has also appeared in Science, the American Political Science Review and Comparative Politics among other journals. Fotini has written opinion pieces for Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. She graduated magna cum laude with a joint BA in Economics-Operations Research and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.
E-mail: cfotini@mit.edu
Web: http://web.mit.edu/polisci/faculty/F.Christia.html

 

Ruben EnikolopovRuben Enikolopov
Nordea Assistant Professor, New Economic School
Ruben Enikolopov is a Junior Researcher at Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Governance and an Assistant Professor of Economics in Pompeu Fabra University and New Economic School, Moscow. He also has been a Member a the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. His main area of specialization is political economy, economics of mass media, and economic development. His papers were publishedH in American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Journal of Public Economics. He won First Prize in the Global Development Network Medals Competition for Research in Development. Ruben worked as a consultant for various public and private institutions such as World Bank, United Nations, Russian Ministry of Finance, Citibank.
E-mail: renikolopov@nes.ru
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/rubenenikolopov/