Abraham Holland is a doctoral candidate in the Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is interested in development economics, public economics, and applied econometrics. In particular, his research focuses on how to improve public service provision in developing countries and the consequences of service delivery failures on households and small businesses. Before coming to Harvard, worked with the Center for Microfinance in Chennai, India on a range of financial inclusion impact evaluations. He also worked with Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund in Connecticut, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Abraham received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and graduated summa cum laude in economics and Chinese literature.
His current work at IQSS is focused on public service delivery in Zambia and Nepal. In Zambia, his research includes assessing the impact of municipal water and electricity shortages on economic activity and public safety. In Nepal, he is collaborating earthquake reconstruction agencies to improve transparency, fairness, and efficiency in public land allocation programs.