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.



Assistant Professor of Earth System Science at Stanford University

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Marshall Burke is Center Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSI), and Assistant Professor of Earth System Science. He received his BA in International Relations from Stanford in 2003, and his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Berkeley in 2014. His research focuses on understanding how changes in environmental conditions affect a range of social and economic outcomes, and on understanding the causes and consequences of rural productivity improvements. He has authored over 20 published papers, which have appeared in both economics and science journals, including Science, PNAS, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Economic Journal, and which have been cited over 2900 times.