Scientific Director, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Adam Osman is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research centers on issues of youth employment and market access with a special emphasis on issues that affect the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Much of his work utilizes randomized evaluations alongside insights from economics to rigorously test theories about how to improve the lives of the poor. He is currently working on projects that deal with issues including vocational education, Islamic finance, access to capital, and decreasing barriers to trade. Adam is the Co-Chair of J-PAL's MENA Research and Policy initiative.
Adam earned his PhD in economics from Yale University in 2014.