Board Members

Our Board of Directors, which is composed of J-PAL affiliated professors and senior management, provides overall strategic guidance to J-PAL, our sector programs, and regional offices. The nine-member Executive Committee of the Board takes decisions on behalf of the full Board on an ongoing basis.

david atkin

Co-Chair, Firms

Director, J-PAL

Member, Executive Committee

Mary Ann Bates

Executive Director, J-PAL North America

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Member, Executive Committee

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Co-Chair, Firms

Member, Executive Committee

Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Iqbal Dhaliwal

Global Executive Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Co-Chair, Health

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Co-Chair, Health

Member, Executive Committee

Alison Fahey

Interim Executive Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Claudio Ferraz

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Co-Chair, Political Economy & Governance

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Member, Executive Committee

Global Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL

Director of Policy and Communications, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Scientific Director, J-PAL Europe

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Kelsey Jack

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Headshot of Seema Jayachandran

Co-Chair, Gender

Headshot of Dean Karlan

Chair, Finance

Member, Executive Committee

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Co-Chair, Health

Executive Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa

Co-Chair, Agriculture

Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia

Co-Chair, Education

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Co-Chair, Education

Headshot of Adam Osman

Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-Chair, Political Economy & Governance

Paula Pedro

Executive Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Laura Poswell headshot

Executive Director, J-PAL Africa