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Emily Breza Profile
Emily Breza, Principal Investigator
Marcella Alsan
Marcella Alsan, Co-Principal Investigator

Marcella Alsan, who is both an economist and a physician, is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of racial disparities in health care usage and health outcomes.

Abhijit Banerjee Profile
Abhijit Banerjee, Co-Principal Investigator

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. His wide-ranging research in development economics includes application of randomized controlled trials to understand the determinants of and consequences of poverty in low-income countries, work for which he was awarded the Nobel prize in economics.

Esther Duflo Profile
Esther Duflo, Co-Principal Investigator

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. Her research, for which she was awarded the Nobel prize in economics, uses randomized controlled trials to understand the economic lives of the poor and to improve the design and evaluation of social policies.

Benjamin A. Olken, Co-Principal Investigator

Benjamin Olken is an economics professor at MIT.

Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Senior Investigator
Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Senior Investigator

Supported by the National Science Foundation grant #2029880

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