Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Seema Jayachandran is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her main research area is development economics. She serves as Co-Chair of the Gender Sector for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Co-Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research program in Development Economics, and on the Board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. She has a PhD in economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Oxford where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton, she was a faculty member at Stanford University and Northwestern University.