J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz
Jonathan Robinson is an professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research is primarily focused in sub-Saharan Africa, and includes studies of how individuals cope with risk, a project to understand why farmers do not adopt potentially profitable agricultural technologies, and several studies of small businesses in Kenya. His current work includes evaluations of various strategies to improve health outcomes in poor countries.
Jon has served on the review board of J-PAL's Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) and King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI). He also serves as a mentor to J-PAL regional scholars.