Emma Riley

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington

My research is in development economics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, and primarily utilises large-scale field-experiments. My research concentrates on two broad topics. The first examines the impact of digital financial services, such as mobile money and mobile banking services, on female-owned enterprises and their households. The second studies the impact of anti-poverty programs, such as cash transfers and graduation programs, on household welfare and women’s empowerment. I also have studies looking at the impact of role models on secondary school students’ educational attainment and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on household welfare.

Recent work by Emma Riley