Staff Profile: Todd Hall

What do you do at J-PAL? I’m a Policy Associate. I support the State and Local Innovation Initiative to rigorously evaluate and improve government programs. I also draft materials for J-PAL publications and write evaluation summaries based on research by J-PAL affiliated professors.todd_hall.jpg

What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? I felt drawn to public policy but I also felt drawn to academic research. The Policy Associate position offers exposure to bo
th. I also desired to do meaningful work that improves the lives of the disadvantaged. Working at J-PAL delivers a sense of fulfillment because the organization is driven by its mission to fight poverty with scientific evidence.

What is your favorite place in the world that you have been? Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, in Cape Town, South Africa.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Corinne Bailey Rae.

Read Todd’s bio on the J-PAL North America website.

Author: J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, outreach, and training. We collaborate with decision-makers to generate clear, scientific evidence on which approaches work and why. We catalyze and support randomized evaluations, communicate evidence to help translate research into action, and build policymakers’ capacity to create and use evidence.

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