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Ingo Outes Leon

Nottingham Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences



Ingo Outes joined the University of Nottingham in July 2020. He is the first holder of the Nottingham Research Fellowship at the School of Economics. His research is focused on poverty, nutrition, and child development, and spans the fields of economics, education and psychology. During the Fellowship, he will continue his research into the potential of psychosocial interventions in education as cost-effective policies capable of reducing educational inequalities in the Global South.

Most of Ingo's current research is focused on large scale randomised control trials in developing countries. Current RCT projects include over 4,000 schools across countries in Peru, Mexico and Indonesia, exploring the educational benefits of growth-mindset, self-control and exam anxiety intervention. Ingo's research also covers topics such as subjective wellbeing and happiness; social protection and informal networks; and poverty dynamics and micro-finance.

Ingo holds a doctorate in economics at the University of Oxford. Before joining Nottingham he was a Visiting Fellow at the Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) department at the London School of Economics, and a Departmental Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) at the University of Oxford. After his doctorate, Ingo was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford.

Ingo has extensive expertise in impact evaluation and randomised control trial design. He has consulted on impact evaluation issues for Oxford Policy Management (OPML), WorldBank, IADB, IFPRI and the IGC, among others. Over the years he has done research and implemented projects in Peru, Mexico, Ethiopia, India and Indonesia.

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