Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), and co-founder of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).
His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design. His research combines extensive fieldwork, rigorous empirical analysis, and microeconomic theory to answer questions that are motivated by and engage with policy.
Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings (with A. Khan and B. Olken) WP February 23, 2018. Link to Online Appendix.
Delivering Education: A Pragmatic Framework for Improving Education in Low-Income Countries (with T. Andrabi, Pomona, and J. Das, World Bank), forthcoming at Handbook of International Education.
Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Education Markets. (with T. Andrabi, Pomona, and J. Das), American Economic Review, Vol. 107, No. 6, June 2017.
Screening Peers Softly: Inferring the Quality of Small Borrowers, (with R. Iver, MIT, E. Luttmer, Dartmouth, and K. Shue, Chicago GSB) Management Science, Vol. 62(6), June 2016.
Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors (with A. Khan, LSE, and B. Olken, MIT), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 131, No. 1, February 2016.
August 13, 2017
The Washington Post
August 4, 2017
American Pakistan Foundation
August 3, 2017
The World Bank: Let's Talk Development
July 12, 2017
American Economic Association
June 9, 2017
The Edge Malaysia
December 7, 2016
October 1, 2016