Eva Vivalt is a Wealth and Wellbeing Research Fellow / 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 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 and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford. Dr. Vivalt completed an M.Phil. in Development Studies at Oxford University on a Commonwealth Scholarship after obtaining an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
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. This research relates very closely to effective altruism. Dr. Vivalt is also a PI on Y Combinator Research’s basic income study.