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.
Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He co-founded and is currently Scientific Director of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures, and is USAID’s board representative on the Global Innovation Fund. He conducts research on globalization, incentivizing R&D, education, health, agriculture, and small firms in developing countries. He co-founded Deworm the World, which is currently helping provide deworming medication to 37 million people yearly; helped invent chlorine dispensers, providing safe water to approximately one million people in East Africa; and originated the advance market commitment for pneumococcus vaccine, which has reached 11 million people. He founded World Teach which is helping teach 600,000 pupils each year.