The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Dr Imad Ahmed

Infrastructure Economics and Finance

School Research Theme: Economics and financing of the built environment 
Research supervisors: Prof D'Maris CoffmanDr Priti Parikh; Prof Michelle BaddeleyDr Ian Hamilton  
Award of PhD date: 28 February 2021
Thesis title: The political economy of hydropower dependent nations - a case study of Zambia
Funding sources: UCL BSSC, International Growth Centre, Goodenough College

Current roles:

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: WASH resilient recovery, Resilient Schools Hub in partnership with Universitas Syiah Kuala TDMRC and Universitas Tadulako in Indonesia
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: TEG Cookstove Project in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  
  • Energy and Climate Advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Executive Member, Liberal International Climate Justice Committee
  • Academic Board Member, Paddy Ashdown Forum

Former roles:

Prior to my PhD, I helped the Rwandan government execute award-winning and innovative infrastructure projects as its PPP Transactions Advisor from 2012-2016, and developed investment presentation and appraisal tools and contributed to Rwanda’s laws on PPPs and investment promotion as a Special Policy Advisor to Rwanda’s Treasury to the Secretary.  

Before that, I worked in African private equity in London. I have a Master of International Business degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where I was a Schmidheiny Global Business Scholar, with an exchange at HEC Paris, and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Publications and other work

Since PhD and related:

Since PhD and unrelated:

Pre-PhD and related: