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.



Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan

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Dean Yang is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he holds appointments at the Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics.  His current research is primarily on microfinance, international migration, and areas at the intersection of these topics. His areas of interest include international migration and remittances, microfinance, human capital, disasters, international trade, and crime and corruption. He teaches courses in development economics and microeconomics at the undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. levels. He has worked as a consultant on development issues for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the UNDP, and in El Salvador and Peru. A native of the Philippines, he received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.