Miguel Almánzar is a Research Analyst in the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. He received a BA in Mathematics and Economics in 2008 from the City University of New York and a Master’s degree in Economics in 2011 from the University of Maryland at College Park. Miguel has conducted research on various topics in labor economics, public finance and development, including research on the effects of social networks on participation in conditional cash and in-kind transfer programs, on the effects of social networks on firm performance in developing countries and on the effects of parental public assistance eligibility on the participation of eligible children in public assistance programs. Miguel has experience working in sample design, survey design and impact evaluation in Latin America. Miguel has worked on infrastructure development in El Salvador, agricultural extension and nutrition programs impact evaluation in Honduras and the dynamics of fiscal policy, growth and development in Africa.