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

Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Europe

Member, Executive Committee

Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Ann Bates

Executive Director, J-PAL North America

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Member, Executive Committee

Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Co-Chair, Firms

William D. Eberle Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Chair, Research

John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration

Harvard Business School

Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Co-Chair, Labor Markets

Professor

ENSAE and École Polytechnique

Iqbal Dhaliwal

Global Executive Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Co-Chair, Health

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL South Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-Chair, Health

Member, Executive Committee

Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Alison Fahey

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

Claudio Ferraz

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Professor of Economics

Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

Adjunct Professor

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Co-Chair, Political Economy & Governance

Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration

University of California, Berkley

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Member, Executive Committee

John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Global Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL

Director of Policy and Communications, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Scientific Director, J-PAL Europe

Professor

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Kelsey Jack

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Member, Executive Committee

Associate Professor

University of California Santa Barbara

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Co-Chair, Gender

Professor of Economics

Northwestern University

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Chair, Finance

Member, Executive Committee

Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance

Northwestern University

Scientific Director, J-PAL North America

Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics

Harvard University

Co-Chair, Health

Professor

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Executive Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics

University of Virginia

Co-Chair, Agriculture

Professor of Economics

University of California, San Diego

Executive Director, J-PAL South Asia

Co-Chair, Education

Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics

University of California, San Diego

Director, J-PAL

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Member, Executive Committee

Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-Chair, Education

Professor of Economics

University of Toronto

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Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Co-Chair, Political Economy & Governance

Professor of Economics and Director of Economic Growth Center

Yale University

Chair, Research

Professor of Economics

Université Catholique de Louvain

Paula Pedro

Executive Director, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

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Executive Director, J-PAL Africa

Executive Director, J-PAL Europe

Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa

Co-Chair, Agriculture

Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)