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Kweku Opoku-Agyemang is an economist currently based in Toronto, Canada. He is an honorary research affiliate with the International Growth Centre, which is co-run by the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. He is the director and CEO of Machine Learning X Doing and Development Economics X.
Kweku is a former honorary research fellow with the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group and the Center for Effective Global Action, both at UC Berkeley. Kweku was also a Postdoctoral Associate with Cornell Tech and a Global Poverty and Practice Fellow and faculty lecturer with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley. An avid believer in monitoring, evaluation and impact mentorship, he has also mentored Big Ideas and other student entrepreneurs; judged a campus business plan competition; and performed other service roles at UC Berkeley. He has also independently presented his research to leading technology organizations.
Kweku does academic research in digital economics, development economics, behavioral economics, econometrics, and other fields. He has given invited talks to audiences at Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Oxford, the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Canadian Economics Association, the World Bank and others.
Kweku’s research has been covered by media outlets such as The Economist, The Discovery Channel, The Huffington Post, and many others.