Dr. Abdoulaye Diop is Research Associate Professor and Head of the Research Department at the Qatar University (QU) Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI). As the Head of Research, Dr. Diop oversees and coordinates all research activities. In addition to the Institute’s funded projects, Dr. Diop has successfully completed over half a dozen research grants as Lead Principal Investigator and Co-Lead Principal Investigator. His specific areas of interest include survey research methods, social capital, labor markets and migration, evaluation of economic impact of programs and policies on communities.
Prior to joining SESRI in 2009, Dr. Diop worked at the University of Virginia Center for Survey Research (CSR), the University of Connecticut Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) and the University of Connecticut Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He also worked at the Advanced School of Applied Economics (ESEA) in Dakar, Senegal. At the universities of Virginia and Connecticut, Dr. Diop implemented and managed a number of survey projects and studies covering a wide range of topics (socio-economic, health, education, immigration) for local, state and federal governments and methodologies (sampling designs, non-response and coverage errors, cell phone RDD, weighting cell phone and traditional RDD survey data) for his personal research interests.
As an economics professor at ESEA, Dr. Diop taught microeconomics and elements of survey research methods and coordinated a number of fieldwork trainings and data collection practicums. Dr. Diop holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Arts in Political Science with concentration in Survey Research Methods from the University of Connecticut (UConn) and a Master of Science in Economics from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly).
Dr. Diop has authored and co-authored a number publications and survey research reports and has actively participated in a number of international conferences on survey research methods. Dr. Diop, a recipient of the 2001-2002 I. A. Lewis “Bud” Fellowship from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).