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 Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Laura Schechter is a Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology. Laura specializes in Development Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and Risk Analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.