Ed Sellers

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ed is a Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) working in the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme. He is responsible for assisting the Scientific Coordinator with the evaluation of research proposals, the assessment of scientific progress of ongoing grants, and the output and dissemination of results from funded projects.

He has previously worked as a Research Assistant for Emma Riley and Mahreen Mahmud of the University of Oxford on two projects: 1) examining how gender norms constrain female business owners in Uganda, and 2) evaluating a programme conducted by Raising the Village in Uganda that focuses on moving last-mile, rural communities out of ultra-poverty.

Ed holds an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. His Master's thesis was titled "Creative destruction? Has mobile banking increased remittances at the cost of other risk-sharing mechanisms?". This involved a quantitative analysis of the directs effects of using mobile banking on remittances and community spillovers, and whether other forms of community risk-sharing such as SACCOs and informal moneylending had suffered as a result.