She moves on after four years as a professor at Northwestern, and was previously a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s King Center on Global Development. Prior appoints include assistant professorships at Northwestern and Stanford.
Her research focuses on environmental conservation, gender equality, health, and other microeconomic topics in developing countries.
Jayachandran serves on the board of directors of the Massachusetts-based Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and leads the research center’s gender sector. She is also co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s program in Development Economics and co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. She also serves on the board of directors of the NGO CARE.
She will take up the post this summer.