Kelsey Jack

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Position Title
Associate Professor of Environmental and Development Economics, UC Santa Barbara

  • MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Kelsey Jack does research at the intersection of environmental and development economics, with a focus on how individuals, households, and communities decide to use natural resources and provide public goods. Much of her research uses field experiments to test theory and new policy innovations.

She has conducted research in numerous countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has ongoing work in South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Niger. She holds a bachelors degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.