I am a 5th-year Ph.D. Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before starting my doctoral studies, I earned a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.
I am an applied economist whose research interests are in Development Economics. Broadly, I am interested in quantifying the effect of shocks, public policy, and interventions on human capital and firms in developing countries, especially those in Africa. I approach these questions by curating new datasets using spatial analysis and econometric tools.
My job market paper uses a difference-in-differences methodology to examine the effect of exposure to conflict, specifically, exposure to the terrorist activity of the Lord's Resistance Army, on children's learning outcomes in Uganda.
Outside work, I love to travel, read biographies, visit museums, and talk to strangers.
You can find a recent version of my CV here.
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Address: 302, Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street, Madison, WI 53706
Email: olurotimi (at) wisc.edu