Paul Novosad is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is founder of Development Data Lab and a creator of the SHRUG open data platform for socioeconomic research in India and beyond. His research examines why poor countries have remained poor for so long, and what policy interventions can help improve people's lives in developing countries. His team builds new open source economic data from information age sources like satellites, and private and government sector data exhaust. Paul received his PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.