Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Rowan Philip Clarke is a researcher with Innovations for Poverty Action, an international network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to discover effective solutions to global poverty problems. He is a researcher and graduate student at the Environmental Policy Research Unit, in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, affiliated with the international network, Environment for Development. He also works with the INSEAD Randomized Controlled Trials Lab which uses randomized field experiments to study management and policy problems, and is affiliated with CLEAR; a global initiative which improves development policy by strengthening capacity for rigorous program evaluation and management. 

Clarke is an applied microeconomist with expertise in randomized trials, management and business experiments, behavioral and environmental economics, and causal statistics. His interests are in development, health, gender, entrepreneurship, business strategy, technology adoption, and green energy.

Previously, he worked as both a consultant and research manager where he used field experiments, behavioral science, and economic theory to advise on business strategy, program design and testing, and impacts.