Dr. Agha Ali Akram

Associate Fellow

Ph.D. Environmental Economics: Yale University M.A. Environmental Management: Yale University B.Sc. Computer Science and History: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Ali Akram (PhD, Environmental Economics, Yale University) is a Senior Researcher at Mathematica, where he leads quantitative impact evaluation and cost-benefit analyses in the agriculture and water sectors. Previously, he taught economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as an Assistant Professor.

Ali maintains an active portfolio of research in water resources, climate change, and public health (nutrition, family planning and WASH). He is an affiliated fellow with Interactive Research and Development (IRD), the Institute of Development & Economics Alternatives (IDEAS), the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). He has been awarded several research grants including National Science of Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for Research in Economics (2012), Yale Institute of Biospheric grant (2012), Shahid Hussain Foundation grant (2018), LUMS Faculty Initiative Fund (2018), World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) grant (2018), USAID DIV grant (2021) and Agency Fund Grant (2022). He was a John F. Enders Fellow (2012), Tropical Resource Institute Fellow (2010), Fulbright Scholar (2006) and a Leland Burt Scholar (2006).

To learn more about Dr. Akram’s work, please visit his website at www.aghaaliakram.com.