Rachel GlennersterMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Rachel Glennerster is Executive Director of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her current research includes randomized evaluations of community driven development in Sierra Leone, empowerment of adolescent girls in Bangladesh, and health, education, and microfinance in India.
She oversees J-PAL’s work to translate research findings into policy action and helped establish Deworm the World of which she is a board member. Before joining J-PAL, Rachel Glennerster worked on debt relief and the reform of the international monetary system at the International Monetary Fund, and financial regulation at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the UK Treasury. In the mid 1990s she was part of the UK delegation to the IMF and World Bank. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is coauthor of “Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.”