Rohini Pande is the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co- Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard. Pande is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). She heads the Governance Innovations for Sustainable Development Group at Harvard Kennedy School and co-chairs the Political Economy and Government Group at Jameel Poverty Action Lab (a network of researchers engaged in randomized evaluations). Her research emphasizes the use of real-world evidence to test economic models, often through large-scale field experiments in developing
countries. She has worked extensively on the design and impact of financial access initiatives in low-income settings, electoral accountability mechanisms, and political affirmative action for women and minorities and her work has been published in American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Science, among others. Prior to joining the Kennedy School she was an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University. She has taught at Yale, MIT, and Columbia. A Rhodes Scholar, she holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Professor Pande spends a significant portion of each year conducting field research in India.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.