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.



PhD candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University

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Mahnaz Islam is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University. Her fields of research are development economics, labor economics and agricultural economics. She received her B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College in 2007. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked as a research assistant at Princeton University at the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Research Program in Development Studies.