Toby Chaiken is a Policy and Training Manager at J-PAL North America. Toby leads J-PAL North America's work in the labor markets sector and manages the Work of the Future Initiative, which supports randomized evaluations of strategies and innovations that address the changing nature of work in North America. Toby also leads J-PAL North America's training team, which focuses on building the capacity of policymakers and research staff to generate and use evidence.
Prior to joining J-PAL North America in 2017, Toby worked in a number of research and policy settings including the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Brookings Institution.
Toby holds an MA in health policy and economics from Harvard University and a BA in economics from Wellesley College.