Rachel Cassidy

Rachel Cassidy

Post-doctoral fellow

DPhil (PhD) Economics, University of Oxford, 2017
MSc Economics for Development (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2011
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2009

Rachel Cassidy is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). She is a development economist who applies methods and insights from experimental and behavioural economics. Her work uses field and "lab-in-field" experiments to understand topics including intra-household bargaining, violence against women and girls, adoption of contraceptive technologies, time preferences, and savings behaviour. She has managed successful research projects and grants in Malawi, Pakistan and Ghana, and has ongoing projects in Pakistan and Ethiopia.


Rachel received her DPhil (PhD) in Economics from the University of Oxford and spent time as a visiting PhD student at Stanford University. Alongside her PhD research she also taught microeconomics on Oxford Said Business School's MBA programme. Prior to her PhD, Rachel worked as an economist for the European Commission and also has experience in management consulting. 

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Banking on your neighbours: Savings groups and financial intermediation among the poor

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In a new VoxEU article, IFS post-doctoral fellow Rachel Cassidy and Professor Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University) discuss findings from their study on savings groups and financial intermediation in Malawi.

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