Bilal Zia, Adjunct Faculty

Bilal Zia is an Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Research Group at the World Bank. His research is focused on the behavior of firms, banks, households and their financial interactions, using both experimental and non-experimental methods. His work has appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Some his recent work includes impact evaluations of financial and business literacy programs, de-biasing financial and behavioral biases, network effects in SMEs, and optimal contract structure of Microfinance loans.

He holds an M.C.P. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the London School of Economics.