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), the Deputy Director of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs 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. 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.
Recent work by Jenny Aker
A simple training increased adoption of an agricultural technology by over 90%, with persistent improvements in agricultural production and land use
Calling teachers and students once a week almost doubled the impact on reading and maths test scores of an adult education programme in Niger