Abu S. Shonchoy

Associate Professor of Economics

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Florida International University (FIU)

Miami, USA



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I am an applied economist with interest in issues of global development with a focus on evidence-based policy research. My current research interests are on financial inclusion, skills training, infrastructure, and education. I have several ongoing field experiments (RCTs) in South Asia and West Africa. Completed projects are available as working papers and articles in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics as well as inter-disciplinary journals such as Nature Scientific Reports, to name a few. I was awarded the Albert Berry Prize at the Canadian Economic Association (CEA) Conference for the best Paper in Development Economics in 2016. I recently published an edited book titled "Seasonality and Micro-credit" from Springer. I am currently a J-PAL affiliate professor and a fellow of IZA and GLO.