Alvin Etang Ndip is an Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. Previously a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, Alvin received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His interest in micro-development has led him to focus on analysis of poverty and welfare outcomes. With substantial experience in the design, implementation and analysis of household surveys, Alvin has worked in many African countries. He has also taught economics courses at the undergraduate level, and has experience in designing and using economic experiments as a tool to analyze poverty issues. His research has been published in peer reviewed academic journals including Journal of International Development, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Development Studies, Experimental Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of African Economies and Bulletin of Economic Research, and has also been featured in popular press such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Frontline, among others.