Affiliated Professors

Our affiliates are professors at 74 universities who conduct randomized evaluations around the world to design, evaluate, and improve programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty, and publish the results of these evaluations in high-quality economics journals. They set their own research agendas, raise funds to support their evaluations, and work with J-PAL staff on research, policy outreach, and training.

Associate Professor

University of Illinois

Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics

Northwestern University

Lore Vandewalle

Associate Professor of Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Columbia University

Associate Professor of Economics

University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Politics and International Affairs

Princeton University

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Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Development Economics

University of Oxford

Professor of Development and Emerging Markets

University of Zurich


University of Michigan

Associate Professor

University of California, Los Angeles

On leave as J-PAL affiliate

Currently Advisor to the Minister of Labour (Conseiller Marché du Travail)

R. Stephen Cheheyl Professor of Economics

Dartmouth College