Aaron Weisbrod

Aaron Weisbrod is a PhD student at Brown University, and prior to this was an IGC Hub Economist and a Country Economist for IGC Myanmar. Aaron holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and received his Honours BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Before joining the IGC, Aaron worked as an economic consultant, specialising in energy and competition economics. In this context, he helped research and prepare economic analyses and papers for cases in front of various European national regulators as well as the European Commission. Aaron’s research interests include energy economics, competition economics, and market structures, especially as they pertain to developing markets.

Content by Aaron Weisbrod
  • Project

    Priorities for Hlegu Township

    Hlegu Township in Myanmar sits 45 km northeast of Yangon. It is a rural township within Yangon Region. Despite its proximity to the city of Yangon it has yet to benefit significantly or directly from increasing urbanization in the country’s capital. It boarders Yangon city and the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), though it is administered separately with its own...

    2 Feb 2016 | Aaron Weisbrod, Lauren Dunn

  • Blog post

    Myanmar: A new breed of mobile money?

    Widespread smart-phone and mobile-money usage is coming to Myanmar. The potential of these technologies, both as a consumer tool and an innovation for current government and aid innovations is massive

    27 Mar 2015 | Aaron Weisbrod

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC Evidence Paper - Energy

    Achieving reliable, widespread access to electricity will be transformative for many developing countries. It has significant effects on how households apportion their time and which methods and inputs are applied by productive enterprises. However, much of the world’s population remains without this reliable access or the benefits generated from it. This paper...

    2 Sep 2014 | Michael Greenstone, Aaron Weisbrod

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC Evidence Paper - Cities

    Much of the developing world has begun to rapidly urbanise. This has led to the creation of developing cities and the emergence of mega-cities around the world. The benefits of this dense clustering of individuals have been well documented in many more developed cities. In fact, it has been observed that productivity in these urban clusters is significantly higher than...

    2 Sep 2014 | Enrico Moretti, Aaron Weisbrod