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Imran Rasul

Imran Rasul

Co-director, CPP


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

Imran Rasul obtained his PhD in Economics from the LSE in 2003. He is now a Professor at University College London, Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP), and research co-director of the Human Capital 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 Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a co-managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies journal. He was awarded the 2007 IZA Young Economist Prize, the 2008 CESIfo Distinguished Affiliate Award, and an ERC-starter grant in 2012.

Academic outputs

Cemmap Working Paper CWP17/18
It is almost self-evident that social interactions can determine economic behavior and outcomes. Yet, information on social ties does not exist in most publicly available and widely used datasets. We present methods to recover information on the entire structure of social networks from ...
Journal article | American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
We study the persuasive impacts of non-informative communication on the short-run beliefs and long-run behavior of individuals.

Reports and comment

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


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