Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Senior Manager, Applied Research
Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien joined CID in 2015 and has worked on both Growth Lab and Building State Capability projects.

He has led growth diagnostic research in Albania, Ethiopia, Jordan, and Sri Lanka.

Tim holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.

Tim served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi from 2008-2010 and has experience working with the World Bank and in environmental engineering.

Tim’s research interests center on the challenges of economic transformation and adapting to climate change in developing countries and vulnerable communities.

Current Research/Projects Areas of Expertise
Advancing Economic Diversification in Ethiopia Growth Diagnostics
Institutional Strengthening/Economic Diversification in Albania Economic Complexity
Macroeconomic Stability & Long-Term Growth in Jordan Place-Based Industrial Policy
Realizing Economic Growth in Western Australia Agriculture Policy
  Climate Change Adaptation

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