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Seema Jayachandran is a professor in the department of economics at Princeton University. Her research interests include health, education, labor markets, the environment, and political economy in developing nations. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2007.

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Benjamin A. Olken is a professor in the department of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. His research focuses on the political economy of developing nations, with particular emphasis on corruption. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2005.

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