Dr Babak Jahanshahi
Babak is a research fellow on the Understanding Inequalities project. He is an expert in implementing econometric and statistical analysis methods such as instrument variable, triple differences analysis, synthetic control method and regression discontinuity design for attempting to draw causal inference from observational data.
Babak was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pavia where his work focused on understanding the impact of organized crime on society, specifically around innovation, technology and human capital. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge to study the effect of the drugs market on public corruption. Babak completed his PhD in 2014 at the University of Bologna.