Zaki Wahhaj is a Reader in Economics at the University of Kent. Previously, he worked at University of Namur (Belgium) and the University of Oxford. He obtained a BSc in Economics with Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT. His research deals with social norms and household decision-making in developing countries, including extended family networks, risk-sharing and formal insurance, microfinance and issues relating to early marriage and female education. He is Co-director of the Development Economics Research Centre at Kent (DeReCK) and an associate member of the Theoretical Research in Development Economics (ThReD) research network.