ATAI Researchers are a select group of leading impact evaluation specialists in agriculture, the majority from J-PAL and CEGA networks.

ATAI is led by a Board of J-PAL and CEGA affiliates, supported by a staff “Secretariat.” To view the full list of our affiliates, see the organization websites for CEGA and J-PAL.



Assistant Professor University of California, Santa Cruz

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Ariel Zucker is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at UC Santa Cruz. Ariel’s research studies policies to improve health and environmental conditions among underserved communities worldwide.  Prior to arriving in Santa Cruz, Ariel did a postdoc at UC Berkeley ARE, and earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.