Tim O’Brien is a research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, working on both Growth Lab and Building State Capability projects. He researches macroeconomic and energy sector issues, as well as the performance of CID’s Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach in Albania. Tim’s research interests cover a wide range of topics related to sustainable development, climate change and violent conflict. Tim holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. He has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, worked for the World Bank/Water and Sanitation Program in Cambodia, and done environmental health and industrial hygiene consulting in New York City.
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