Asim Khwaja

Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Ph.D. Harvard University
Asim Khwaja

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), and co-founder of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).

His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design. His research combines extensive fieldwork, rigorous empirical analysis, and microeconomic theory to answer questions that are motivated by and engage with policy.


Staff Support:
Tara Tyrell
Tel: (617) 496-6435


Additional Primary Fields of Interest: Economic development, education, contract theory, mechanism design, and computational economics.

Contact Information

Harvard Kennedy School
Mailbox 46
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-5801
p: 617 384-7790