Michael Walker is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action. His main research interests are development economics and public economics.
Michael’s research primarily consists of field experiments in Kenya. Current projects include studies of the effects of cash transfers on a broad range of outcomes, including public goods, and on the long-term effects of child health interventions.
Prior to starting graduate school, he was an Assistant Economist in Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.