Welcome to my website!

I am the Ussher Assistant Professor in Development Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford

Previsouly, I was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia UniversityI received my DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2014. 

I am a micro development economist with a focus on urban economics, labor economics and public economics. Most of my research uses geo-referenced individual level data that I combine with environmental data. In part of my recent work I explore the use of big data, such as mobile phone data, to answer questions in development. 


Contact Information
The Department of Economics
Room 3014, Arts Building 
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland
martina.kirchberger(at)tcd.ie