J-PAL Affiliated Professor
John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Scientific Advisor for ESG and Corporate Partnerships
Shawn Cole is the John G McLean Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research examines agriculture, corporate finance, banking, and consumer finance in developing countries. He has conducted randomized evaluations in education, financial literacy, agricultural risk management, and ICT for agriculture. Shawn is the Scientific Advisor for ESG and Corporate Partnerships and Co-Chair of the IDEA Initiative. He previously served as a member of J-PAL's Executive Committee and Co-Chair of Research, Education, and Training.