Pascaline Dupas

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Directeur Scientifique / Directrice Scientifique, J-PAL Africa

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Professor of Economics

Princeton University

Pascaline Dupas is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Co-Scientific Director of J-PAL Africa.

Pascaline joined the Princeton faculty in July 2023. She was previously the Kleinheinz Family Professor of International Studies at Stanford University, where she spent 12 years on the faculty. She has also held faculty positions at Dartmouth College and UCLA. Her ongoing research include studies of education policy in Ghana, family planning policy in Burkina Faso, and government subsidized health insurance in India, among others.She is the co-President of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER).

In 2013 she received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, awarded by the US government to recognize and honor outstanding scientists and engineers at the outset of their independent research careers. In 2015 she received the Best Young French Economist Prize, awarded to the French economist under 40 whose work is most influential. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former Sloan Fellow, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. Pascaline studied philosophy and economics as an undergraduate student at the École Normale Superieure (Ulm). She obtained a PhD in Economics from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 2006.

In addition to her role as co-Scientific Director of J-PAL Africa, Pascaline has served as Co-Chair of J-PAL’s Health sector, a member of the Executive Committee of J-PAL's Board of Directors, and as a mentor to J-PAL regional scholars. She has also lectured at J-PAL training events.