Director/a Científico/a, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa
J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adam Osman is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His work utilizes randomized experiments, machine learning and economic theory to improve our understanding of which policies work best in improving the lives of the poor. His work covers several topics including access to finance, private sector development, labor markets, international trade and transport frictions, with a special emphasis on issues that affect the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Adam earned his PhD in economics Yale University.
In addition to serving as Scientific Director of J-PAL MENA, Adam has served as a lecturer at J-PAL training events.