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.

Frank

Schilbach

Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Frank Schilbach is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His work focuses on the role of understudied correlates of poverty — alcohol consumption, physical pain, and sleep deprivation — in the lives of the poor, as well as the generation and diffusion of information about optimal agricultural inputs in sub-Saharan Africa. Frank graduated in 2008 from Mannheim University with a Diploma in Economics and earned an M.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2009. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2015.