Rachel Cassidy is an International Research Associate at IFS. She is a development economist who applies methods and insights from experimental and behavioural economics. Her work uses field and "lab-in-field" experiments to understand topics including intra-household bargaining, violence against women and girls, adoption of contraceptive technologies, time preferences, and savings behaviour. She has managed successful research projects and grants in Malawi, Pakistan and Ghana.
Rachel received her DPhil (PhD) in Economics from the University of Oxford and spent time as a visiting PhD student at Stanford University. Alongside her PhD research she also taught microeconomics on Oxford Said Business School's MBA programme. Prior to her PhD, Rachel worked as an economist for the European Commission and also has experience in management consulting. She is currently a Research Economist at the World Bank's Africa Gender Innovation Lab.