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Will Thompson is an Economist at IDinsight, based in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Thompson oversees the technical design and analysis of impact evaluations, process evaluations, and complex sample surveys. Will’s portfolio spans sectors and clients, including projects for government and non-government partners in spaces such as maternal and child health, agriculture, and Covid response. He also supports IDinsight’s Data on Demand team, which is working to make data collection faster, cheaper, and higher quality across India.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Will was a PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia, where his dissertation research focused on productive asset transfers to poor and marginalized women, as well as household resilience to shocks. While completing his PhD, he led a large-scale randomized control trial of Heifer International’s productive asset transfer programs in Nepal.

Will holds a B.A. in History from Davidson College, and a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Georgia.