Bilal M. Siddiqi is an Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank. His research interests lie in law and economics, political economy, and applied microeconomics, focusing specifically on the relationship between law, institutions, conflict, and development.
Bilal leads the ‘Data and Evidence for Justice Reform’ (DE JURE) global research program, a collaboration between DIME and the Governance Global Practice. The DE JURE program aims to establish a global data infrastructure for the justice sector and, through rigorous analysis and experimentation, expand the evidence base on the economics of justice reform. He also manages the justice portfolio of the ieGovern initiative, which runs impact evaluations inside government organizations.
Bilal received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and was affiliated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. His work has been funded by DFID, USAID, the United Nations, the International Growth Centre, the Open Society Foundation, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), JPAL’s Governance Initiative, and others.