Hélène Giacobino joined J-PAL Europe in 2008 after 15 years working as a lawyer. She now serves as the Co-Executive Director of J-PAL Europe, hosted by the Paris School of Economics.
First hired as the Director of Strategy and Development, she became the Executive Director of J-PAL Europe in 2009. She spends most of her time traveling around the world, particularly in Europe, to disseminate J-PAL randomized evaluations’ results and advise policy and decision-makers on how to implement social experimentation and scale up effective programs. She is also responsible for the capacity-building activity of J-PAL Europe: the annual Executive Training (in English and in French) as well as specific trainings for academics, international organizations, governments and private structures.