Last month we at CGD welcomed two new IDRC visiting fellows, Edward Bbaale and Hrushikesh Mallick. Their arrival marks the beginning of the third year of this program sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). IDRC is a Canadian institution focusing on empowering researchers in developing countries who focus on international development research. IDRC has partnered with CGD to create the CGD-IDRC Fellowship Program, which aims to help strengthen capacity of developing country research institutions.
2009-10 IDRC fellow Julius Kiiza discussing his work at a CGD board meeting
Edward joins us from Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda, where he focuses his research on trade economics, specifically the analysis of export composition and economic growth and the interaction between firm production and exporting.
Hrushikesh is visiting from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in Trivandrum, India. He works primarily on open economic macro-economics and public finance, particularly those of current policy relevance for emerging economies.
During their year with us, Edward and Hrushikesh will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at CGD and the greater Washington research community, access additional resources not available at their home institutions, expand on their research topics with comments from other experts in their fields, and participate in and shape discussions about development policies affecting the developing world. The visitors also help to ensure that developing country experience and perspectives are integral part of intellectual life at the Center.