James Habyarimana

James Habyarimana

Co-director, gui²de
Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
James Habyarimana is an Associate Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy. His research exploits variation generated by programs and policies in developing countries to illuminate the underlying causes for low and slowly changing human capital levels. Ongoing work evaluates interventions in road safety, maternal and child health and water and sanitation. In education, his work focuses on evaluations of interventions to improve access and quality of schooling through technology, double shifting, private-public partnerships and conditional cash transfers. He is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. He holds a Phd in economics from Harvard University.

 

Billy Jack

Billy Jack

Co-director, gui²de
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Billy Jack is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown. His research interests include empirical micro development and public finance. He has held positions on the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress, and at the IMF, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney. He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from the University of Western Australia, and an MPhil and DPhil in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

 

Jacobus Cilliers

Jacobus Cilliers

Assistant Teaching Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Jacobus Cilliers is an assistant teaching professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. His primary research interests relate to delivery of basic education in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently Principal Investigator to three different field experiments of education programs – in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda. In past research, he evaluated a community reconciliation program in Sierra Leone and conducted a field experiment on foreigner presence and generosity in Sierra Leone. Jacobus is originally from South Africa and completed his M.Phil (distinction) and D.Phil in Economics at the University of Oxford, where he was funded by the Rhodes Scholarship.

 

Raj Desai

Raj Desai

Associate Professor, Edmond A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government
Raj M. Desai is Associate Professor of International Development in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, he held positions in the World Bank’s Private and Financial Sector Development Department. His current research examines economic adjustment and policy reform in emerging markets, the problems of foreign aid effectiveness, and the linkages between antipoverty programs and political behavior in developing and fragile states.

 

 

Nada Eissa

Nada Eissa

Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Nada Eissa is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley. She has been on the economics faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, a National Fellow of the NBER, a visiting economist at the IMF and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Her previous research examined the labor supply effects of tax reform, for which she received the National Tax Association’s annual award in government finance and taxation. Currently her research focuses on health, education and transfer schemes, and the well being of low-income people in a range of countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, South Sudan, Qatar and Indonesia.

 

Garance Genicot

Garance Genicot

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Garance Genicot joined Georgetown in 2003, before which she was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of California at Irvine (1999-2003). She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1999. She specializes in development economics. Her specific areas of research include risk sharing, informal credit markets, social networks and inequality.

 

 

 

Shareen Joshi

Shareen Joshi

Assistant Professor, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service
Shareen Joshi is an Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has a PhD in economics from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Math and Economics from Reed College. Her research broadly examines the design, implementation and evaluation of poverty alleviation programs in the developing world. Current field projects, in partnership with the World Bank and the Government of India, include evaluations of large scale employment and livelihood programs in rural India.

 

 

John Kraemer

John Kraemer

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Systems Administration
John Kraemer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration.  He also has faculty affiliations with the university's African Studies Program and the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  Trained in both public health and the law, his work focuses on the improvement of health policy though normative and evidence-based approaches.  Ongoing work deals with women and children's health in sub-Saharan Africa, road safety, and public health law in the United States.  He holds a JD from Georgetown University and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

 

 

Adriana Kugler

Adriana Kugler

Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Adriana Kugler is a professor at MSPP and served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 and 2012. Her research focuses on labor markets in developed and developing countries. In 2007, her work was recognized with the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award and, in 2010, she received the Best Contribution in “Globalization, Regulations and Development” from the Global Development Network. She is co-director of the International Summer Institute on Policy Evaluation.

 

 

Mark Maloof

Mark Maloof

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Mark Maloof is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. His research interests include machine learning, data mining, on-line learning algorithms, concept drift, and applications of machine learning and data mining to computer security. Mark led the effort that established Georgetown's first graduate programs in computer science and served as their first director. In 2004, Mark shared the award for the best application paper at KDD for his work on detecting malicious executables and in 2007, he shared a Program Innovation Award from the MITRE Corporation for his work on detecting insider threats. Mark has served as a consultant to industry, government, and nonprofit organizations, and currently co-teaches with Billy Jack and James Habyarimana in the new Development Incubator course.

 

 

Kennedy Opalo

Kennedy Opalo

Assistant Professor, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service
Ken Opalo joined the African Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include political institutions in emerging democracies, legislative politics, natural resource management, elections and elite political stability, and the political economy of development. Ken received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Stanford University. His current book project examines the process of legislative development in Africa.

 

Steve Radelet

Steve Radelet

Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, Director of the Global Human Development Program
Steven Radelet joined the Georgetown faculty in 2012 after serving as Chief Economist of USAID (2010-12), Senior Adviser for Development for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2009-10), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2002). His research interests focus on foreign aid, economic growth, debt, and financial crises, primarily in Asia and Africa. Dr. Radelet is the author of Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries are Leading the Way (2010) and co-author of Economics of Development (7th edition, 2012). He holds master's and PhD degrees in public policy from Harvard University, and a B.S. in mathematics from Central Michigan University.

 

 

Martin Ravallion

Martin Ravallion

Edmond D. Villani Professor, Department of Economics
Martin Ravallion is the Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to that he was Director of the World Bank’s Research Department. His main research interests over the last 25 years have concerned poverty and policies for fighting it. He has advised numerous governments and international agencies on this topic, and he has written extensively on this and other subjects in economics, including three books and 200 papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes.

 

 

John Rust

Professor, Department of Economics

Michael Stoto

Michael Stoto

Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration
Michael A. Stoto, Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health at Georgetown University, is statistician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher. His methodological research includes research synthesis/meta-analysis, community health assessment, evaluation methods, and performance measurement. His substantive research interests include public health practice, especially with regard to emergency preparedness; drug and vaccine safety; infectious disease policy and ethical issues in research and public health practice.  He has served on the staff of the Institute of Medicine, the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government, and is currently an adjunct professor of biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health.

 

 

Yuhki Tajima

Yuhki Tajima

Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Yuhki Tajima is Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He holds a PhD in public policy and an MPA in International Development from Harvard University as well as a BA in physics from Swarthmore College. His research interests include the political economy of development and political violence. His current projects include observational and experimental studies in Aceh (Indonesia), Timor Leste, and the Southern Philippines.

 

 

 

Jennifer Tobin

Jennifer Tobin

Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Jennifer Tobin joined the McCourt School of Public Policy in 2008 after completing doctoral studies at Yale University and a fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford. Her main research interests are in the political economy of development, specifically focusing on international investment, small and microfinance, trade, and development assistance. She is currently working on projects focusing on property rights enforcement for small investors, free trade agreements in emerging market economies, and the emergence of pro-poor economic policies in developing countries.

 

 

Andrew Zeitlin

Andrew Zeitlin

Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
Andrew Zeitlin is an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development. His research applies lab and field experimental methods to questions in two themes: the delivery of public services, and household strategies to manage risk. Andrew's ongoing work includes projects on agricultural technology adoption in Ghana, health insurance in Kenya, education delivery in Uganda, and property rights in Tanzania.