Markus Eberhardt is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, University of Nottingham. His research focuses on empirical investigations of growth and development at the macro level and more recently on diversity in academia and knowledge creation more broadly. Before coming to Nottingham in 2011 Markus held an ESRC Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of African Economies in the Department of Economics at Oxford University, where he also completed his DPhil. His first degree was in Modern Chinese Studies (University of Leeds, 2000). He was a CEPR Research Affiliate from 2015 to 2023 and is a CEPR Research Fellow since 2024.