Julien Labonne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. His research is concerned with the strategies politicians use in and out of office and about some of their economic and social consequences. He carries out field experiments, designs household surveys and uses large-scale datasets to test models of voter and politician behavior in developing countries. He has a particular interest in Southeast Asia and most of his fieldwork takes place in the Philippines.
Julien completed his DPhil in economics at the University of Oxford (September 2013) and he holds Master degrees from the University of Oxford, University College London and ENSAE Paris Tech. He has consulted extensively for the OECD and the World Bank.