Pamela Jakiela

Williams College


PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Pamela Jakiela is an associate professor of economics at Williams College, where she studies gender issues, behavioral development economics, survey design and measurement, and impact evaluation. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and an Affiliate of BREAD, IZA, and J-PAL. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including Science and the Review of Economic Studies, and has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times and NPR. Her current work includes research on women’s labor force participation and occupational choice, the gender dynamics of investments in early childhood, and active labor market interventions in low-income countries. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2008, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Sustainable Development from the University of Michigan.