Professor of Development Economics, Tufts University
Jenny Aker is a Professor of Development Economics at the Fletcher School and Department of Economics at Tufts University. She also serves as the Director of the Fletcher Leadership Program in Financial Inclusion (FLPFI) and the co-Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP). She is a a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Co--Chair of the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative at J-PAL Africa. Her current work seeks to understand the impact of information technology on development outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the areas of agriculture, agricultural markets, adult education and financial inclusion. She has a BA from Duke University, a MALD from Tufts University, and a MS and PhD from the University of California-Berkeley.