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Institute for Fiscal Studies

Britta Augsburg

Britta Augsburg, an Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is an economist whose research focuses on understanding the channels through which poverty affects child development and how policy can be used to target these. Her current research portfolio focuses on the influence of the child’s nutrition and wider environment and the effectiveness of programs and policies that tackle constraints to environmental improvements at the community and household level.

World Bank Research

Pierre Bachas

Pierre is an economist in the Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank. He received a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2016. His research concentrates on Public Finance and Financial Inclusion in developing countries. In particular, how do tax evasion, informality, and limited administrative capacity impact the design of tax and transfer programs in low and middle-income countries.

NUS Business School

Cristian Badarinza

Cristian Badarinza is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. His research interests are in the areas of real estate finance, household finance and financial economics. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from Goethe University. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Research Assistant in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main. His research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and Annual Review of Economics.

University of Innsbruck

Alexandra Baier

Alexandra’s general research addresses topics on social exclusion and pro-social behaviour. Using economic experiments, she mainly studies group dynamics in social dilemma situations focusing on social exclusion as a form of punishment and its effects on individual behaviour.

University of East Anglia

Mark Bailey

Current research interests are the Black Death of 1348-9 and subsequent epidemics; their social, economic and cultural impact on fourteenth-century England; and their long-term contribution to England’s subsequent precocious economic performance.

Queen Mary University of London

Vimal Balasubramaniam

Vimal Balasubramaniam is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London. His main areas of research interest are household finance, behavioural finance and empirical asset pricing. He has a BA in Economics from University of Madras, a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford.