People

The faculty, staff and fellows of Evidence for Policy Design form the hub of a research and capacity-building network that reaches around the world. If you are interested in joining that network, please visit our Jobs and Opportunities page. 

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Leadership

EPoD is led by HKS Faculty Rema Hanna & Teddy Svoronos as well as Director Katy Doyle. 

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Director, Evidence for Policy Design
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Faculty Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Director of Training, Evidence for Policy Design
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Faculty Affiliates

EPoD faculty are researchers at Harvard University who produce cutting-edge research evidence to tackle some of the world’s most pressing policy challenges.

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Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan Public School of Health
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Jie Bai
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Juan E. Saavedra
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Professor of Economics, University of Southern California’s Center for Economics
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development
Director, Center for International Development
Eliana La Ferrara
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Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Associate Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Assistant Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Senior Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
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Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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Staff

EPoD has a team of experienced staff that work together to strategically support the activities and goals of the program. Each staff member brings specific expertise to EPoD based on their various backgrounds.

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Program Coordinator and Faculty Assistant
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Finance and Grants Manager
Peter Kearns
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Associate Director of Finance and Research Administration
Amelia Knudson
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RISE Program Manager
Eve Margolis
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LEAPS Director
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Assistant Director of Policy Training Strategy
Alexa Weiss
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Senior Research Manager
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Capacity Building Co-op Student
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Fellows

EPoD seeks out top candidates with advanced data analysis skill sets to be Research Fellows for our many in-country engagements. 

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Todd Lewis
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Kaicheng Luo
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Senior Fellows & Visiting Scholars

EPoD enlists post-doctoral researchers as well as professors from other Harvard departments and universities to join the program on a rotating basis. The Visiting Scholars and Faculty Research Fellows engage in projects that align with and support EPoD’s research activities.

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Senior Fellow, Advisor
President & CEO of the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
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PhD Student Affiliates

EPoD offers opportunities for PhD students to work with EPoD faculty on different research projects. Their work with EPoD helps facilitate and supplement PhD students’ independent research toward advanced professional degrees on topics related to EPoD’s focal areas.

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Han Zhang
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Kai Shen
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Kartik Srivastava
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Layane Elhor
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Alyssa Huberts
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Ronak Jain
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Jiahua Liu
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EPoD Fellow Alumni

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Tyler Hoppenfeld
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Lydia Kim
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Karrar Hussain
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Patrick Agte
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Hisham Esper
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Louise Paul-Delvaux
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Luma Akkad
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Aaron Berman
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