Madiha Afzal

Research Associate

Madiha Afzal received her PhD in Economics from Yale University. Her dissertation examined voter rationality and legislator behavior in Pakistan and India. Afzal received her Bachelor's degree (with honors) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and conducted fieldwork and participated in survey design and analysis for a qualitative gender study in Pakistan. She is currently teaching the core course in Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy at the School. Her research interests range from studying elections to the functioning of the bureaucracy, to examining ethnic violence, community participation, decentralization and corruption in South Asia. Afzal grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, and Montreal, Canada, and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Expertise: Development economics, political economy, voter behavior, politician behavior, South Asia