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

Previously, 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. 

News
NBER Working Paper on "In Search of a Spatial Equilibrium in the Developing World" (with Doug Gollin and David Lagakos). See here for our VoxDev article.


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