Vestal McIntyre is the Senior Staff Writer and Communications Specialist at the Yale Economic Growth Center. In the past he has written and edited for Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School and other groups at MIT, Princeton, and Paris School of Economics. As a fiction writer, he is the author of the story collection You Are Not the One and the novel Lake Overturn, which was named Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review, a Washington Post Best Book of 2009, and won the Grub Street National Book Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. He has taught creative writing at University of Northampton in the UK and has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Vestal holds a BA in English from Tufts University.
Recent work by Vestal McIntyre
The technology can reduce leakages in programmes, increase access to public programmes and market services, and improve the delivery of healthcare
Personality tests and psychological profiling offer innovative ways for cutting corruption in the public sector of developing countries
When unpopular anti-congestion policies were abandoned in Indonesia's capital, we discovered flawed policy had been better than no policy
Implementation ups and downs: Monitoring attendance to improve public services for the poor in India
An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited