Meghan Mahoney is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Global, where she manages J-PAL’s Labor Markets Sector, which includes the Youth Initiative. Meghan also oversees J-PAL’s work on cost-effectiveness analysis and is the managing editor for J-PAL’s monthly email newsletter. She works closely with J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)’s policy staff on policy outreach in the LAC region. As a member of the policy group, she works with foundations, governments, NGOs, and other organizations to share lessons on what works and help them integrate rigorous evidence into their program and policy selection process.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2012, she was a Trade Policy Analyst, conducting analysis for US policymakers and researching the effects of international trade on the US economy. Meghan worked in rural Nicaragua as a Blakeley Fellow, evaluating a pilot microcredit and sustainable agriculture program. Meghan holds an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where she focused on Development Economics and Program Evaluation, and a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from American University.