Michael Walker

University of California, Berkeley

Michael Walker is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University in 2009. He has previously been a Research Associate and Assitant Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Research Assistant to Professor Edward Miguel at Berkeley. 

Research Grant Projects

This project aims to better understand the capacity of informal SMEs to be a dynamic driver of private sector growth, specifically when granted unconditional government cash transfers.
High-frequency data collection on a randomized treatment of SMEs will allow the researchers to study enterprise dynamics after a redistributive shock in the form of a cash transfer in rural Kenya.