PEOPLE

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.

Dean

Karlan

Professor of Economics & Finance at Northwestern University, and the President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

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Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics & Finance Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Co-Director of the Global Poverty Research Lab at the  Northwestern University’s Buffet Institute, co-founder of ImpactMatters, and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). His research focuses on microeconomic issues of public policies and poverty. His research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, typically employing experimental methodologies and behavioral economics insights to examine what works, what does not, and why in interventions in sustainable income generation for those in poverty, household and entrepreneurial finance, health behavior, and charitable giving. He works on issues for low-income households in both developing countries and the United States. Karlan received a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., an M.B.A. and an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia.