Berk Özler

Lead Economist and Research Manager, Poverty and Inequality, Development Research Group

Berk Özler is Lead Economist and Research Manager of the Poverty and Inequality Research Progam in the Development Research Group. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bosphorous University in 1991, and his Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University in 2001. After working on poverty and inequality measurement, poverty mapping, and the 2006 World Development Report on Equity and Development earlier, he decided to combine his interests in cash transfer programs and HIV risks facing young women in Africa by designing a field experiment in Malawi. He has since been involved in a number of cluster-randomized field experiments. He is a co-founder of and a regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.

Tel : +1 202 458 5861


  • Gender
  • Poverty
  • Social Protection and Growth
  • Sexual Reproductive Maternal and Child Health