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Imran Rasul

Imran Rasul

Co-director, CPP

Education

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

Journal article | The Economic Journal
Journal article | AEA Papers and Proceedings
We add to the debate by examining the robustness of racial/ethnic sentencing gaps, by gender, when allowing for selection on unobservables. We do so in the context of federal criminal cases, considering 250,000 cases, and using a dataset containing a rich set of covariates relating to defendant and ...

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
In a recent Guardian column, Elliot reproduced some classic misconceptions about what economists actually do.

Presentations

Presentation
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
Presentation given at the Centre for the Study of African Economics Annual Conference 2013