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Eva Vivalt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto and Director of the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford. Dr. Vivalt’s main research interests are in investigating stumbling blocks to evidence-based policy decisions, including methodological issues, how evidence is interpreted, and the use of forecasting. Dr. Vivalt is also a principal investigator on three guaranteed income RCTs and has other interests in labor economics and development. Dr. Vivalt is a co-founder of the Social Science Prediction Platform, a platform to coordinate the collection of forecasts of research results.

Dr. Vivalt holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and previously worked with the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. Prior to the Ph.D., Dr. Vivalt completed an M.Phil. in Development Studies at the University of Oxford on a Commonwealth Scholarship. Dr. Vivalt has visited the Department of Economics at Yale University and Stanford University and was previously a lecturer at the Australian National University. Dr. Vivalt is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and an Affiliated Researcher at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale.