Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Florida International University (FIU) and an affiliated professor at MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He also holds fellowship positions with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Global Labor Organization (GLO). Dr. Shonchoy is an applied economist with interest in issues of global development. He has a wide range of experience conducting field research and experiments in South Asia and West Africa. He has been engaged in more than 15 RCTs in the field of infrastructure, financial inclusion, labor market, and education in developing countries. His papers appeared in peer-reviewed international journals, including the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, as well as interdisciplinary journals such as Nature Scientific Reports, to name a few. His research has been highlighted in international and local news outlets such as BBC World, ABC Net, TVS Japan, and other media outlets worldwide. His current works have been showcased in the Global Development Blog and World Bank Research Digest. Dr. Shonchoy received several awards and recognitions, including Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, Neil Vousden Memorial Scholarship and CDESG Best Paper Award.