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Bilal Malaeb is a research officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
He holds a bachelor in Economics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and an MSc and PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK.
Prior to joining OPHI in June 2016, Bilal worked at the University of Manchester as a lecturer in econometrics and research methods for postgraduate students at the Global Development Institute, and graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate modules in the Economics department. He also worked as an external consultant with the International Labour Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
At OPHI, Bilal’s role entails supporting governments in building their national MPIs and carrying out micro-econometric research on the determinants of multidimensional poverty.