Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor in Economics (with tenure) at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of OxfordPreviously, 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 development economist with a particular interest in using micro data to answer macro questions in the areas of urbanization, infrastructure, the construction sector, labor markets, and spatial mobility. I use big data, such as mobile phone and smartphone app data, to understand the effects of large infrastructure investments and spatial frictions. In recent work I examine the role of distortions in the investment sector for capital accumulation. I am also involved in two ongoing randomized controlled trials with large-scale construction firms.

See here for my CV.

Contact Information
The Department of Economics
Room 3012, Arts Building 
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland
martina.kirchberger(at)tcd.ie