Ussher Assistant Professor in Development Economics, Trinity College Dublin
Martina Kirchberger is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Development Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University. She received her DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2014.
Martina is a development economist with a particular interest in the areas of urbanization, infrastructure, the construction sector, labor markets, and spatial mobility. Her recent work examines the role of market power in the cement industry for development and uses big data to investigate spatial frictions.
Recent work by Martina Kirchberger
Insights from a year of smartphone app data suggest high levels of spatial mobility
Market power in the construction sector raises prices and undermines long-term growth in poor countries
It’s no wonder that people are moving to cities. Urban areas offer better amenities and, on average, pay higher wages than rural areas.