Muhammad Meki

Hi! I am a DPhil (PhD) candidate in Economics at St. John’s College, University of Oxford. In my research I am interested in the effect of equity-like financial contracts, which involve profit and loss sharing and / or shared asset ownership, on the investment and growth of microenterprises in developing countries, with a particular focus on the importance of behavioural characteristics such as risk and time preferences. Prior to academia, I worked for 5 years in financial markets, for Bank of America in London and Deutsche Bank in Singapore, where I traded fixed-income products, foreign exchange derivatives and government bonds. I have also previously completed postgraduate degrees in Finance (MSc, London School of Economics), Economics (PGDip, Cambridge), and Economics for Development (MSc, Oxford).

Ongoing projects

 Microequity for Microenterprises: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment and Survey in Pakistan

ICG Grant.

Asset-based, Shared-ownership Microfinance Contracts: A Field Experiment in Pakistan

(with Faisal Bari, Kashif Malik, and Simon Quinn); IPA Financial Inclusion Program Grant, PEDL Exploratory Research Grant.

Microequity for Microenterprises: A Field Experiment in Kenya

(with Marcel Fafchamps, Colin Mayer, Simon Quinn, and Kate Roll); Mars Catalyst, Mutuality in Business Program.

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancers in Bangladesh

(with Mehrab Bakhtiar, Simon Quinn, and Abu Shonchoy); PEDL Exploratory Research Grant.

Microequity for Microenterprises: Demand for Venture Capital‐like Funding in Indonesia

(with Simon Quinn and Russell Toth); JPAL exploratory study.