Department of Economics
Stephen Leacock Building, room 419
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7
Tel.: 514-398-4400 ext. 09050
E-Mail: matthieu.chemin [at] mcgill.ca
Office: Stephen Leacock Building, room 419
Prof. Chemin is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at McGill University. He is also the creator of Elimu (EvaLuation IMpact Unit, means knowledge in Swahili), a Kenyan NGO which undertakes the rigorous evaluation of development projects in order to identify the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Elimu uses randomized experiments to achieve this goal. Since 2006, Elimu has been involved in the impact evaluation of three different programs: community-based microhydroelectrification, health insurance, and legal aid.