Martina Kirchberger is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Development Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.
Previously, she was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University. She received her DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2014.
She is a micro development economist with a focus on urban economics, labor economics and public economics. Most of her research uses geo-referenced individual level data that she combines with environmental data. In part of her recent work, she explores the use of big data, such as mobile phone data, to answer questions in development.