Curriculum Vitae

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Andreas de Barros is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT’s Department of Economics, where he works with Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa and J-PAL South Asia. His research specializes in program evaluation and evidence-based education policy in less-developed countries.

Andy has over 10 years of experience conducting randomized evaluations and primary data collection in less-developed countries. His current projects focus on teaching quality as a key determinant of student learning, and on the potential of educational technology to improve instruction.


  • Economics of Education
  • Development Economics
  • Causal Inference


  • Ph.D. – Harvard University (2020)
  • M.A. – Konstanz University (2010)
  • M.A. – Rutgers University (2010)
  • B.A. – Konstanz University (2008)


Postdoctoral Associate
Jun 2020 – Present US

Other positions:

  • Research Transparency Graduate Fellow (US, Jul 2017 – Jun 2018)
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow (India, Jul 2017 – Jun 2018)
  • Research Analyst (Chile, Aug 2011 – Jan 2013)
The World Bank
Short-term Consultant
May 2016 – Sep 2017 US
Innovations for Poverty Action
Research Manager
Jul 2013 – Aug 2014 US
Assistant Programme Specialist
Apr 2011 – Jul 2011 France

Other positions:

  • Author (Aug 2011 – Dec 2011)
  • Carlo-Schmid-Fellow (Oct 2010 – Apr 2011)


Horowitz Foundation
Martinus Nijhoff Award
For most outstanding research project in science, technology, and medicine
Harvard University
Presidential Scholarship & Ph.D. Scholarship
University of Konstanz
Best Master’s degree in Political Science
Obtained with the highest distinction “excellent”
Studienstiftung Fellowship
Scholarship, full membership, and Carlo Schmid Fellowship

Research Funding

Post-Primary Education (PPE) Initiative
US$55,710 (single investigator)
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
US$392,924 (co-investigator)
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
US$301,090 (single investigator)
Post-Primary Education (PPE) Initiative
US$49,925 (single investigator)
Omidyar Network
Research Grant
US$256,000 (co-investigator)
Harvard University
Eric M. Mindich Research Fund
US$4,820 (single investigator)
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dean’s Venture Fund
US$2,300 (co-investigator)