Hi there! My name is Matt Collin. I’m currently a Young Professional at the World Bank, where I work in the Global Tax Team on issues related to both international tax and domestic resource mobilization. Before that I was Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Research Officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Earlier in my life I was an economist in the Malawian Ministry of Finance as part of the ODI Fellowship Scheme.

I’m a development economist by training. I wrote my PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford, where I also completed an MSc in Economics for Development. I’m also an undergrad alumnus of Clemson University, where I  studied Mathematics and Economics.

My research and interests are all over the place, but topics I have worked or am working on include: the interaction between gender, ethnicity and the access to formal land tenure, spatial spillovers in the demand for property rights, the effect of anti-money laundering regulation on financial flows to developing countries, increasing tax morale and compliance, and issues involve the interhousehold allocation of resources and child development.

In my spare time I write a blog on development called Aid Thoughts. You can find me on twitter at @aidthoughts.  I’m also an amateur filmmaker – you can find samples of my work on this website (coming soon).

You can find my CV here.