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Imran Rasul

Imran Rasul

Research Director


PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 2003
MPhil in Economics, Oxford University, 1997
BSc in Economics, London School of Economics, 1995

Imran Rasul is Professor of Economics at University College London, co-director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and research co-director of the Entrepreneurship Research Group of the International Growth Centre. His research interests include labor, development and public economics and his work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies. He is currently managing editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and he been a co-editor and director of the Review of Economic Studies (2009-17). He was awarded the 2007 IZA Young Economist Prize, the 2008 CESIfo Distinguished Affiliate Award, an ERC-starter grant in 2012, and a British Academy Mid-career Fellowship in 2018.

Academic outputs

Cemmap Working Paper CWP55/19
We present results on the identification of social networks from observational panel data that contains no information on social ties between agents.
Journal article | The Economic Journal

Reports and comment

An important part of the UK policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been to try to help ensure key workers with children have access to sufficient childcare. Children of key workers are allowed to continue attending school and childcare settings, and both schools and early years providers are ...
In this observation, we set out some of the most important facts about key workers to help inform the evolving policy response to COVID-19.


This presentation was delivered at "Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption" on 8 and 9 July 2015.
Presentation given at the Centre for the Study of African Economics Annual Conference 2013