Senior Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL Europe
Ana Garcia-Hernandez is a Senior Policy and Research Manager at J-PAL Europe. Ana is working on the partnership with the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration in Spain and the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). The partnership aims to generate evidence through multiple randomised evaluations in Social Inclusion and use it to inform policymaking in Spain.
Ana has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator for several randomised evaluations and other studies related to women’s political participation, girl’s access to education and empowerment, and ethics in development research in Uganda, Zambia, and Colombia. She has also served as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Before joining J-PAL, Ana was a postdoctoral researcher in a position shared between Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Colombia and Universidad del Rosario. In this position, Ana continued developing her research interests and projects and supported the IPA's office on project development, technical assistance, and research design of randomised evaluations in Colombia.
Ana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from NOVA SBE, an M.Sc. in Specialized Economic Analysis from Barcelona School of Economics, and a BSc in Economics from Carlos III University. Before she started her doctoral studies, she worked for two years as a Senior Research Associate for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Uganda. During her time at IPA, she managed randomised evaluations in governance and gender.