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I am an Assistant Professor in Economics (with tenure) at Trinity College Dublin, a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Previously, I was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University. I 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