Associate Professor, MIT

David Atkin
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What I do

David is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at MIT. His research focuses on evaluating the impacts of trade liberalisation on the poor in the developing world. His recent work has studied the impacts of trade on health and education, the costs of distance and the distribution sector in developing countries, and provided experimental evidence for the impacts of trade and industrial policy. David holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

Governments in developing and developed countries frequently use policy tools such as matching grants to promote growth and innovation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A matching grant is a type of subsidy where firms commit to invest money in certain activities once the government grant is received. International aid and multilateral organizations also promote matching grants as a private sector development policy; for example, the World Bank has invested at least $1.2 billion dollars in matching grant programs targeting SMEs.
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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