Abu Shonchoy is an Assistant Professor of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at the Florida International University and an IZA fellow. He is especially interested in issues of global development with a focus on evidence-based policy research. His current research interests are on financial inclusion, skills training, infrastructure, and education. He has several ongoing field experiments (RCTs) in South Asia and West Africa.
Dr. Shonchoy was awarded the Albert Berry Prize at the Canadian Economic Association (CEA) Conference for the best Paper in Development Economics in 2016. He published an edited the book titled “Seasonality and Micro-credit” from Springer.
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