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Hamza holds undergraduates and masters degrees. He has worked at HSBC as a Risk Analyst for two years. Thereafter, he joined J-PAL South Asia and worked there for three years, initially as a Senior Research Associate and then as a Research Manager. His research interests lie at the intersection of political economy, development and conflict.

Hamza Syed's current research interests are:

  • Political Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Energy