Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Rachel Glennerster is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.
Previously, Rachel was Chief Economist for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and prior to that, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). She also sat on DFID’s Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact, and was the Lead Academic for IGC Sierra Leone. She also worked on debt relief and the reform of the international monetary system at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and financial regulation at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the UK Treasury. In the mid-1990s, she was part of the UK delegation to the IMF and World Bank. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is a coauthor of Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.
Recent work by Rachel Glennerster
A high-quality intensive family planning radio campaign increased contraception uptake by 20%
Empowerment programmes improve adolescent girls’ educational and labour market outcomes; financial incentives are effective in reducing child marriage
Collaborating with local partners and responding to country needs are essential for aid to be effective
Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist at DFID, discusses the importance of building relationships to ensure evidence is translated into policy.*
A study evaluates the influence watching electoral debates has on voter behaviour and finds that it contributes to political accountability
In this video, Rachel Glennerster talks about the upcoming elections in Sierra Leone, and the role ethnicity and access to information play in...