Michael Braun

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Policy Manager, J-PAL Europe

Michael Braun is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Europe where he works on the labor market sector in Europe as well as on J-PAL’s relationships with European policymakers. Within J-PAL, Michael coordinates the Chair on Development Methodologies held by J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, a collaboration between Agence Française de Développement, Paris School of Economics and Paris Sciences et Lettres.

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2023, Michael worked at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, initially focusing on the European region before moving to employment policy at the global level, in particular related to skills and employability topics. Michael previously worked for the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin, and as an employment lawyer in London.

Michael holds a double bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge and Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, a master’s degree from New York University School of Law as well as a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School in Berlin. Michael is fluent in English, French, German, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.