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Tahir Andrabi

Tahir Andrabi

Principal Investigator, Pakistan

Tahir Andrabi is Professor of Economics at Pomona College. Professor Andrabi is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He teaches classes in principles, economic development, game theory and international economics. He has been a visiting scholar at MIT, an economic research associate at London School of Economics (LSE) and a consultant for the World Bank. He was a member of the tax and macroeconomic committees of the economic advisory board of the government of Pakistan in 1999–2000.

He is the principal investigator on Leaps Project, which received a grant to study the quality of primary education in rural Punjab.

In 2007, his work on religious education in Pakistan received the George Bereday Award for the best paper published in Comparative Education Review in 2006 from the Comparative and International Education Society. A website he co-founded to help coordinate relief in the aftermath of the October 2005 earthquake was awarded the Stockholm Challenge Award (2006) for the best ICT project in the public administration category.

His economic research has been covered by The Financial Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, The Economist, Foreign Policy and news media around the world.

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