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