Abubakr Ayesh

Abubakr Ayesh

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PhD Student
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


BSc Hons (Economics), Lahore University of Management Sciences

Major Professor: Eduardo Nakasone

Areas of Specialization: Crime & Conflict, Technology Adoption, Causal Inference, Development Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Born in Kashmir, Pakistan, Abubakr loves trekking and hiking in the mountains. He is a foodie, and he likes reading, particularly autobiographies. Abubakr's passion for understanding economic decision-making, and interest in impact evaluation and causal inference drew him to pursue his PhD immediately after receiving his bachelor's degree.

Abubakr's main specialization is in Economics of Crime & Conflict. His job market paper explores crime as a social cost of agricultural biomass burning. Hence, his work falls at the nexus of Environmental and Development Economics. Abubakr is also interested in technology adoption and intra-household bargaining models. Abubakr is also comfortable with handling geo-spatial data as well as large socioeconomic data.