Assistant Professor of Economics
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Bonn University; MRes London School of Economics; PhD London School of Economics
Research Areas: Development Economics
Torsten Figueiredo Walter is Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi. His primary field of expertise is development and his research focuses on the provision of public services in low- and middle-income countries. He typically works directly with governments in these countries, which allows him to leverage administrative data for research and to quickly feed his findings back to relevant policymakers.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. After his PhD, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Precision Agriculture for Development and worked as a consultant for the World Bank.