Rowan Philip Clarke is a PhD candidate at Harvard Business School and an economist affiliated with EPRU. He works with the INSEAD Randomized Controlled Trials Lab which uses randomized field experiments to study management and policy problems, and is also a principal investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action, an international network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to discover effective solutions to global poverty problems.
He is the director of research and principal investigator of a series of large projects with Nuru Energy examining business strategies and welfare impacts for off-grid solar energy and women’s entrepreneurship interventions in Rwanda. Clarke is an applied microeconomist with expertise in large-scale randomized trials, and management and business experiments.
His research interests are in strategy and field experiments with firms, focusing on market-based innovations for poverty alleviation, renewable energy, and gender equality.