Affiliated Professors

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

    Orazio Attanasio is Professor of Economics at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy.

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  • Professor of Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    David Autor is Professor of Economics at MIT, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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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 of Economics
    Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A)
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Sharon Barnhardt is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Her research focuses on issues of urban development and rural health, through the use of natural and randomized experiments 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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  • Professor
    Stanford University
    Ph.D., University of College London (UCL)

    Nicholas Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Bloom's research interests include management practices, causes and consequences of uncertainty, and the effect of IT on factors such as tax, trade, and regulation.

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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 Economics
    Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
    Ph.D., Harvard Univeristy

    Leonardo Bursztyn is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on understanding how individuals make schooling, political, and financial decisions, and, in particular, how these decisions are shaped by individuals' social environment.

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

    Michael Callen is an Assistant Professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His recent work uses experiments to identify ways to address accountability and service delivery failures in the public sector, working primarily in Afghanistan and in Pakistan.

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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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  • Professor, Public Policy and Management
    Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
    Ph.D., Australian National University

    Raghabendra Chattopadhyay is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta whose research focuses on local government and the State's role in provision of social services such as adult and elementary education and economic programs.

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  • Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Raj Chetty is the Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies.

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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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  • Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Alain de Janvry is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. He has conducted field research in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent, focusing, among other topics, on rural development and technological innovations in agriculture.

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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
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Claudio Ferraz is an Associate Professor of Economics at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His areas of interest are development, political economy and public economics.

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

    Frederico Finan is an Associate Professor of Development Economics and Political Economy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on a broad range of economic topics in the areas of economic development and political economy.

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

    Amy Finkelstein is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also the co-Director of the Public Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is a Research Associate.

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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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  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Meredith Fowlie is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the intersection of industrial organization, energy markets, and environmental economics.

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  • Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

    Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, founder and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard, and a former junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows — one of academia’s most prestigious research posts.

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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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  • Associate Professor
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Francisco Gallego is Associate Professor in the Economics Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). His areas of interest are development Economics, political economy, and the economics of education.

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  • Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science; Professor, Institute of Social and Policy Studies and School of Public Health
    Yale University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Alan Gerber is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University where he teaches courses on experimental methods, statistics, and American politics.

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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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  • 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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  • Assistant Professor
    University of Toronto
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Marco Gonzalez-Navarro is an assistant professor at University of Toronto. His research area is development, focused on basic infrastructure in developing countries. His ongoing work examines the effect of sustainable rural clean water access in Brazil on children's health and adults' labor decisions.

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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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  • 3M Professor of Environmental Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Michael Greenstone is the 3M Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The focus of his research is on estimating the costs and benefits of environmental quality.

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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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  • Associate Professor of Public Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Ph.D., MIT

    Rema Hanna is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, whose research focuses on understanding how to improve the provision of public services in developing 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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  • Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Education
    University of Michigan
    Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Brian Jacob is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan.

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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 Business Economics and Public Policy
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Robert Jensen is a Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the microeconomics of international poverty and economic development, including topics such as gender, health, education, fertility, and the role of markets and private enterprise in promoting economic development.

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  • Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics
    Harvard University Graduate School of EducationFaculty Director
    Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Thomas Kane is the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Between 2009 and 2012, he directed the Measures of Effective Teaching project for the Gates Foundation.

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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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  • Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Lawrence F. Katz is the Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on issues in labor economics and the economics of social problems.

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

    Asim Ijaz Khwaja is Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design.

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

    Cynthia Kinnan is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the interaction of networks and access to financial systems in the developing world.

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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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  • Assistant Professor
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Jeanne Lafortune is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her primary fields of interest are labor and development economics, with a particular interest in family economics.

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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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  • Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Jeffrey B. Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, teaches courses in public sector economics and American economic policy. In his research, he studies tax and budget policy, social insurance, poverty, and income inequality. Recent research has examined the impacts of government programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Social Security, and housing vouchers.

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

    Leigh Linden is an Assistant 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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  • McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy
    University of Chicago
    Ph.D., Duke University

    Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration, director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and co-director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab.

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

    Aprajit Mahajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Mahajan’s research interests are in development and econometrics with a regional focus on India.

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  • Associate Professor
    Universidad de Chile
    Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Claudia is Associate Professor of Economics at Universidad de Chile. Her research focuses on distribution of power inside households, migration, education and public policies in developing countries.

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

    Eric Maurin is a Professor of Economics and the Director of Research, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) at the Paris School of Economics. His research focuses on education, labor, and econometrics.

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  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics
    University of Virginia
    Ph.D., Brown University

    Isaac Mbiti is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virgina. 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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  • Professor of Economics
    University of California, San Diego
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Craig McIntosh is 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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  • Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics
    Yale University
    Ph.D., University of Manchester

    Costas Meghir is a professor of Economics at Yale University. His interests include labor economics, household behavior, retirement and pensions, income distribution, consumption, demand analysis and development economics.

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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
    Stanford University
    Ph.D., Harvard Univeristy

    Grant Miller is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the major causes of population health improvement around the world and over time, and untangling the behavioral underpinnings of these causes.

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

    Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard. He has conducted a randomized evaluation of racial bias in hiring in the US, examined the impact of cash transfers to the elderly in South Africa.

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

    Karthik Muralidharan is an Associate 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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  • Professor of Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Benjamin Olken is a Professor in the Department of Economics at MIT His research focuses on the political economy of developing countries, with a particular focus on corruption.

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  • Professor of Economics
    University of Toronto
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    Philip Oreopoulos is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his M.A. from the University of British Columbia.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Social Studies
    Harvard University
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Amanda Pallais is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Harvard University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on the barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes and students from optimally investing in human capital.

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  • Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Ph.D., London School of Economics

    Rohini Pande is the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on the economic analysis of the politics and consequences of different forms of redistribution.

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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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  • Assistant Professor
    Harvard Business School
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on public policies towards firms and entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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  • Assistant Professor
    Duke University
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Marcos A. Rangel is an assistant professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He researches topics on development economics, demographic and labor economics, and applied microeconomics.

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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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  • Researcher
    Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST)
    Doctorat, EHESS, PSE-École d’économie de Paris

    Roland Rathelot is a Researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST). His areas of interest include labor economics, public economics and economics of immigration, with a particular focus on the spatial dimension.

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    CV | evaluations | | +33 1 4117 6036
  • Associate Professor of Economics
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Jonathan Robinson is an associate 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

  • Professor
    Aarhus University
    Ph.D., Aarhus University

    Michael Rosholm is a professor at the Business and Social Sciences School at Aarhus University, whose research focuses on the effects of active labor market policies on individuals and firms, immigrants in the labor market, and health and employment.

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    CV | evaluations | | +45 894 86198
  • Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., University of Geneva

    Elisabeth Sadoulet is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research interests span agricultural technologies, microcredit, conservation, conditional cash transfers, and property rights. Sadoulet has conducted field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, India, and China.

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    CV | evaluations | | (510) 642-7225
  • 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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  • President
    Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Ernesto Schargrodsky received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1998. He is President of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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    CV | evaluations | | +54 11 5169-7178
  • 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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    CV | evaluations | | (617) 253-3763
  • Professor of Economics
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
    Ph.D., Stanford University

    Enrique is an IO and Development Economist interested in financial development and the role of government in the economy. He combines policy making experience in Mexico with an interest in theory based empirical research.

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  • Professor
    Sao Paulo School of Economics (EESP-FGV)
    Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Rodrigo R. Soares is a Professor at the Sao Paulo School of Economics (EESP-FGV). His research centers on development economics, ranging from health, human capital, and population, to corruption, institutions, and crime.

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    CV | evaluations | | +55 11 3799-3741
  • John French Professor of Economics
    Dartmouth CollegeChair, Department of Economics
    Dartmouth College
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Douglas Staiger is the John French Professor in Economics at Dartmouth and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1990.

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    CV | evaluations | | (603) 646-2979
  • Assistant Professor
    Dartmouth College
    Ph.D., Harvard University

    Sandip Sukhtankar is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College. His research interests lie at the intersection of development, political economy, and public economics, with a focus on corruption and governance issues. Most of his field work is based in India.

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  • Maurice F. Strong Career Development 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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    CV | evaluations | | (617) 253-7159
  • 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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    CV | evaluations | | +46 8 163060
  • Associate Professor
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    Ph.D., Princeton University

    Alessandro Tarozzi is currently an associate professor at UPF and at Barcelona GSE. His current research centers on factors that limit access and uptake of health-protecting technologies in developing countries.

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    CV | evaluations | | +34 93 542 2565

  • 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
  • Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Econometrics and Empirical Economics
    University of Mannheim

    Gerard van den Berg is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Mannheim.

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    CV | evaluations | | +31 20 5986132

  • 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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    CV | evaluations | | (609) 258-6723
  • Professor of Business Administration
    Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on energy markets and regulations designed to improve environmental outcomes.

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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
  • Researcher
    Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST)

    Philippe Zamora is a researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST). His research interests are focused on labor market policies and continuous training.

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  • 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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    CV | evaluations | | (603) 667-5068