Southern Methodist University
Dr. Isaac M. Mbiti is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, where he joined the faculty in 2007. He also serves as an affiliated professor of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and was a Martin Luther King Visiting Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2010-2011.
His research has examined a number of issues related to African economic development, including the impact of primary education and the diffusion of mobile phones, mobile money, and other new technologies. His publications have appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Journal, and Journal of African Economies. He completed a B.Sc. in economics, summa cum laude, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and an AM and PhD in economics at Brown University.