Aimee Barnes

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Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Aimee Barnes is a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL Global where she works on the Crime, Violence, and Conflict
sector and Political Economy and Governance sector. In this role, she supports the Crime and Violence Initiative, writes policy publications, and helps develop new research partnerships.

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2020, Aimee worked as a research analyst at a technology consulting firm where
she monitored changes in international telecommunications policy. Aimee has also worked as a graduate-level econometrics teaching assistant, interned with the U.S. Department of Transportation as an economist trainee, and studied for a year in Finland.

Aimee holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of California San Diego’s
School of Global Policy and Strategy where she graduated with her degree program’s Academic
Achievement Award and Dean’s Teaching Award. She received her bachelor’s degree in international
economics from the University of California San Diego and graduated magna cum laude.