• Associate Professor
    University of Cape Town
    Ph.D., University of Cape Town

    Cally Ardington is an Associate Professor in the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has extensive experience in the design, management, and micro-econometric analysis of social surveys.

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  • Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Harvard Business School
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Ashraf is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Her research has focused on technology adoption, intra-household decision making, and employee motivation, with applications in health, agriculture, and micro-finance.

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  • Professor of Economics
    London School of Economics
    Ph.D., Boston College

    Oriana Bandiera specializes in the design of field experiments to evaluate how individual behavior is shaped by monetary incentives and social relationships.

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  • Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Abhijit Banerjee has conducted randomized evaluations of remedial and computer assisted education in India and has assessed reforms of informal schools in tribal areas in India.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Northwestern University
    Ph.D., Yale University

    Lori Beaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Beaman's research interests lie in development and labor economics with a focus on the role of social networks in the labor market and in agriculture, and women's economic and social mobility.

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  • Associate Professor
    PSE-École d’économie de Paris
    Ph.D., Marne-la-Vallée University

    Luc Behaghel is Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics (Inra) and a CREST affiliate. His research interests go from labor market and education policies to rural development issues.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Cornell University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    James Berry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. His research addresses questions in development and labor economics, primarily through the use of field experiments.

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  • Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics
    Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Marianne Bertrand is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on racial bias in the US, affirmative action for disadvantaged castes in India, and corruption in India.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Stockholm School of Economics
    Ph.D., Stockholm University

    Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Assistant Professor of Economics at IGIER, Bocconi University, studies the provision and impact of public services to the poor in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Assistant Professor
    London School of Economics
    Ph.D., Yale University

    Gharad Bryan is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. His research interests include migration and financial products for the poor, including commitment savings, insurance, and microcredit. Bryan has conducted research projects in Bangladesh, South Africa, Kenya, and Malawi.

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  • Professor of Economics
    London School of Economics
    Ph.D., Oxford University

    Robin Burgess is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His areas of research interest include development economics, public economics, political economy, labor economics and environmental economics.

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  • Assistant Professor of Political Economy
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Ph.D., Brown University

    Katherine Casey is an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research examines how asymmetric information in electoral contests affects voting choice and public sector performance in Sierra Leone, and the impact of foreign aid on collective action and economic development.

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  • Assistant Professor of Global Health
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Jessica Cohen is Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include evaluation of maternal and child health programs and policies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Harvard Business School
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Shawn Cole is an Associate Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School. His research examines corporate finance, banking, and consumer finance in developing countries, covering topics such as bank competition, government regulation, and household investment decisions.

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  • Associate Professor
    ENSAE and École Polytechnique
    Doctorat, Université de Paris, Sorbonne

    Bruno Crépon is a researcher at Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST) and an Associate Professor at ENSAE and École Polytechnique. The focus of his research is on policy evaluation with special attention to labor market policies.

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  • Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Ph.D., MIT

    Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT and a founder and director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

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  • Associate Professor
    Stanford University
    Ph.D., EHESS, PSE-École d’économie de Paris

    Pascaline Dupas is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Stanford University. Dupas' areas of research are applied microeconomics and development economics. She is currently conducting field experiments in health, education, and microfinance.

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  • Associate Professor
    Duke University
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Erica Field is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Her current research examines the link between health investments and economic mobility.

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  • Assistant Professor
    London School of Economics
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Greg Fischer is a Lecturer of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and financial innovation in developing countries.

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  • Professor of Economics
    University of Maryland
    Ph.D., Oxford University

    Sebastian Galiani is a Professor of Economics at University of Maryland and Visiting Professor at Universidad de San Andres, Argentina. He is a member of the executive committee of LACEA.

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  • Professor of Economics
    University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Paul Gertler is Professor at the Hass School of Business and School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include health, education, and labor economics.

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  • Ph.D., University of London

    Rachel Glennerster is Executive Director of J-PAL. Her research includes evaluations of community driven development, the adoption of new agricultural technologies, and improving accountability in Sierra Leone; empowerment of girls in Bangladesh; increasing compliance with tuberculosis medication in Pakistan; and health, education, and microfinance programs in India.

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    CV | evaluations | | (617) 324-0098
  • Professor of Applied Economics
    University of Minnesota
    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Paul Glewwe is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and the current Director of the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy. His interests are economics of education, poverty and inequality in developing countries, and applied econometrics.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of Maryland
    Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Jessica Goldberg is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the ways that people in developing countries earn, spend, and save money. She is particularly interested in how financial market imperfections, behavioral factors, or other obstacles affect decisions about working and consuming.

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  • Professor of Political Science
    Columbia University
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Donald P. Green is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, having moved there in 2011 after 22 years at Yale University.

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  • Associate Professor
    PSE-École d’économie de Paris
    Doctorat, EHESS, PSE-École d’économie de Paris

    Marc Gurgand is an Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics and associate researcher at CREST. His research focuses on labor market policies, schooling, and inequality in both developing and developed countries.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    Sciences Po
    Ph.D., PSE-École d’économie de Paris

    Elise joined J-PAL in 2008 and is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of Sciences Po. Her research focuses on policies addressing the lack of human capital in developing countries and in France, with a special interest in understanding the psychological barriers to individual progression.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Tufts University
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Kelsey Jack is Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts, she was a Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT, with the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) at J-PAL.

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  • Associate Professor
    Northwestern University
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Seema Jayachandran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Her work focuses primarily on health in developing countries, and she also has research interests in education, labor markets, the environment, and political economy.

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  • Professor of Economics
    Yale University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and the Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). He researches microeconomic issues of public policies, studying the impact of policies which fight poverty, and the relevance of theories of individual decision-making.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    Yale University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Daniel Keniston is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on the role and structure of markets in developing countries, as well as governance, technology adoption, and economic history.

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  • Gates Professor of Developing Societies
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kremer's recent research examines education and health in developing countries, immigration, and globalization.

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  • Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Dan Levy is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Director of Training for J-PAL. His current research focuses on CCT education interventions.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of Texas at Austin
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Leigh Linden is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the ability of social services to improve the well being of children, especially in impoverished areas.

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  • Associate Professor
    PSE-École d’économie de Paris
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Karen Macours is an Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics and researcher at INRA. Her current research focuses on conditional cash transfer programs, early childhood development, rural poverty, and agriculture.

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  • Associate Professor
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., Yale University

    Jeremy Magruder is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include unemployment in South Africa, job networks in India, and HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

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  • Assistant Professor
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Aprajit Mahajan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UCLA. Mahajan’s research interests are in development and econometrics with a regional focus on India.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Southern Methodist University
    Ph.D., Brown University

    Isaac Mbiti is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics of Southern Methodist University. His research interests are in economic development, labor economics and demography.

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  • Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Margaret McConnell is Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research combines behavioral economics with field and laboratory experiments to design and evaluate policies to change health and financial behaviors.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics
    University of California, San Diego
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Craig McIntosh is Associate Professor of Economics in the International Relations school at the University of California, San Diego. He is a development economist whose work focuses on the evaluation of programs intended to contribute to the financial livelihoods of poor households.

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  • Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Edward Miguel, the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, focuses his research on the provision and the impact of public goods to the poor in sub-Saharan Africa, notably in Kenya and Tanzania.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics
    Yale University
    Ph.D., University of Maryland

    Mushfiq Mobarak is a development economist at Yale with interests in environment, and public finance issues. His research focuses on field experiments which explore the adoption of profitable technologies in developing countries and the use of water and other environmental resources.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of California, San Diego
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Karthik Muralidharan is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on improving education and health in developing countries.

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  • Assistant Professor
    University of California, San Diego
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Paul Niehaus is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at UC San Diego. His research deals with welfare and corruption in developing countries and with learning processes.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Université Catholique de Louvain
    Doctorat, Université Paris Sorbonne

    William joined J-PAL in 2006 as a post-doctoral fellow, focusing on access to credit, poverty, and health issues. He is currently working on several randomized evaluations in Morocco, Pakistan and France.

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  • Professor of Economics
    University College London
    Ph.D., London School of Economics

    Imran Rasul is a Professor in the Department of Economics at University College London. His areas of interest focus on labor economics and household economics.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Jonathan Robinson is an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research, primarily focused in sub-Saharan Africa, includes studies of how individuals cope with risk, farmers and their agricultural practices, and small businesses in Kenya.

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    CV | evaluations | | (831) 459-5618
  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    Dartmouth College
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Simone Schaner is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Her research applies insights from behavioral economics to examine savings behavior in Kenya and Ghana, and the delivery and adoption of malaria treatment in Kenya.

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  • Michael M. Koerner Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Antoinette Schoar is the Michael M. Koerner (49’) Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD is in Economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cologne.

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  • Associate Professor
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Ph.D., Yale University

    Tavneet Suri's research centers on a variety of applied economics issues in sub-Saharan Africa. She uses microeconomic and econometric models to examine the efficiency of household behavior and to understand subsequent policy implications.

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  • Professor of Economics
    Institute for International Economic Studies
    Ph.D., University of Stockholm

    Jakob Svensson is a Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. His research interests include corruption, accountability in service delivery programs, and political economy.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of Michigan
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Rebecca Thornton has worked on an evaluation of a merit-based scholarship in Kenya and is also working on evaluations examining HIV testing and prevention and menstruation and education in Nepal.

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    CV | evaluations | | (734) 763-3720
  • Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics
    Yale University
    Ph.D., Yale University

    Christopher Udry is a development economist whose research focuses on rural economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has conducted extensive field research in West Africa on technological change in agriculture.

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    CV | evaluations | | 203-432-3637
  • Professor of Politics
    Princeton University
    Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Professor Leonard Wantchekon is professor of Politics and associated faculty in the economics department at Princeton University. His research is broadly focused on Political Economy and development economics particularly in Africa, and his specific interests include experimental studies on democracy

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  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Ph.D., Stockholm University

    David Yanagizawa-Drott is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include economic development and political economy, with special focus on civil conflict, health, information and mass media.

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  • Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics
    University of Michigan
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Dean Yang is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan, where he studies international migration, human capital, disasters, crime, and corruption.

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    CV | evaluations | | (734) 764-6158
  • Professor of Economics
    Dartmouth College
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Jonathan Zinman's research focuses on intertemporal choice and household finance. He works with policymakers and financial institutions around the globe to test economic theories of how firms and consumers interact in markets.

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