Rema Hanna

Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia
Affiliated Professor
Associate Professor of Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Rema Hanna is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Hanna is an NBER Research Associate, an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her research focuses on understanding how to improve the provision of public services in developing countries. She is currently working on a project to measure discrimination in education in India, and also analyzing data from a field experiment that assessed the efficacy of various targeting methodologies for social safety net programs.

Prior to joining the Kennedy School, Hanna was an assistant professor of public policy and economics at New York University. She holds a PhD in Economics from MIT and a BS from Cornell University.