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Eva Vivalt is a Wealth and Wellbeing Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer (Australian for Assistant Professor) at the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University and the founder of AidGrade, a research institute that generates and synthesizes evidence in international development. Dr. Vivalt’s main research interests are in investigating stumbling blocks to generating evidence-based policy decisions, including both methodological issues as well as how evidence is interpreted and used. Dr. Vivalt is also a PI on Y Combinator Research’s basic income RCT and has other interests in development, behavioral economics, and effective altruism. Dr. Vivalt is presently developing a platform to coordinate the collection of forecasts of social science research results, the Social Science Prediction Platform.

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 Oxford University on a Commonwealth Scholarship. Dr. Vivalt has visited the Department of Economics at Yale University and the Global Priorities Institute at Oxford University.