Kelsey Jack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University. Her research lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics. Kelsey has ongoing research projects in Zambia and South Africa, studying household decision about natural resources and the private provision of public goods. Much of her research uses field experiments to test theory and new policy innovations. Kelsey received her PhD in public policy from Harvard University in 2010 and spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at MIT before joining the Department of Economics at Tufts in 2011. She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. She also serves on the Editorial Council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Kelsey spent two years working for a conservation NGO in Lao PDR.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.