Staff Profile: Erik James

What do you do at J-PAL? I work for Amy helping run her healthcare RCTs. I’m mainly working on her Health Care Hotspotting RCT in Camden, New Jersey. Erik_James

What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? I wanted to get more experience doing empirical economic research and was interested in learning more about the economics behind healthcare delivery.

What is your favorite place in the world that you have been? Iguazu Falls. It’s a spectacular waterfall surrounded by rainforest on the border of Brazil and Argentina.

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Avocado, I think that’s one of the few foods you could survive on by itself?

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? President Obama.

Read Erik’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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