Samira Barzin


Samira Barzin is a quantitative and computational economist, who is passionate about all things spatial data, economic development and poverty/inequality.

Samira’s main research fields comprise of economic development, urban and environmental economics (by context), and geocompuation, computational approaches and satellite derived data (by methods).

Samira’s research focusses predominantly on exploring new (spatial) data sources to analyse policy relevant topics of economic development and poverty. In particular, she is interested in researching how poverty and inequality and their distribution are influenced by geographic and environmental factors.

She has previously worked as Ass. Prof. at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. She holds a PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from Imperial College London, a MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA (Economics and Finance) from the University of Aberdeen.