Michael is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Director of the Business, Economics and Social Studies undergraduate programme and co-founder of the Trinity Impact Evaluation research centre (TIME). He is a development economist with a focus on financial inclusion and social protection in developing countries. I am currently Principal Investigator on five large-scale randomized control evaluations across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Michael holds a Masters in economics and international development (MPAID) from Harvard University and a BA and PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity full-time Michael was awarded the O’Reilly Foundation Scholarship (2003), the Fulbright Scholarship (2004), and the John F Kennedy Scholarship (2004).