Pamela Jakiela is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, where she studies gender issues, behavioral development economics, survey design and measurement, and impact evaluation. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including Science and the Review of Economic Studies, and has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times and NPR. Her current work includes research on women’s labor force participation and occupational choice, the gender dynamics of investments in early childhood, and the impacts of cash grants on subsistence entrepreneurs. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2008, and she also holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MSc from the London School of Economics.


She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.