Erlend Berg is a lecturer in economics at the University of Bristol. His primary research interests are public services, social protection and household finance in developing countries. He undertakes field experiments and analyses household survey data with the aim of improving understanding of bottlenecks in the process of development. After obtaining his PhD from the London School of Economics, he was the Acting Research Network Director of the International Growth Centre and subsequently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is affiliated with the Centre for Market and Public Organisation and the Centre for the Study of African Economies.