Associate Professor Paris School of Economics, INRA, JPAL (France)
Karen Macours is associate professor at the Paris School of Economics and researcher at INRA. Her research focuses on rural households’ productive and human capital investments in developing countries (conditional cash transfer programs, early childhood development, education, skills, productive social safety nets, agricultural productivity, and rural labor markets). A lot of her current research involves the evaluation of programs addressing these issues and related measurement questions. She is the chair of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR, a board member and co-lead of the health sector for JPAL, co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics, a BREAD fellow and CEPR affiliate. She previously was associate professor of international economics at SAIS- Johns Hopkins University and received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.