Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Economics and Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford
Emma Riley is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Economics and the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Her research is in development economics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, and primarily utilises large-scale field-experiments. Her job market paper uses an RCT to examine the impact of disbursing microfinance loans via mobile money on the growth of female-owned micro-enterprises. She also has studies looking at the impact of role models on secondary school students’ educational attainment, cash transfers on women’s empowerment and a village-based poverty alleviation programme on household welfare.
She will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Washington in September 2021.
Recent work by Emma Riley
Disbursing microfinance loans through mobile money accounts empowers female entrepreneurs to resist pressure to share loans with others
Watching Queen of Katwe, a movie featuring an inspiring role model, improved Ugandan secondary school students’ national exam scores