Vestal McIntyre

Vestal McIntyre

Vestal McIntyre

Senior Staff Writer and Communications Specialist
Person Description

Vestal McIntyre is the Senior Staff Writer and Communications Specialist at Evidence for Policy Design, where he coordinates, edits, and helps produce non-academic writing about EPoD's work, and oversees our social media and online presence. In the past he has written and edited for groups at MIT, Princeton, and Paris School of Economics, and taught creative writing at University of Northampton in the UK. 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 Time Book Review, a Washington Post Best Book of 2009, and won the Grub Street National Book Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. He 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.

Contact Information:

John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 30
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
+44 7947 866 564


Article|March 14, 2019

Global aid risks neglecting hundreds of millions in poverty who live in countries that are becoming relatively rich.

Article|March 11, 2019

The HKS Assistant Professor and EPoD Faculty Affiliate describes his projects with governments in Africa.

Article|December 10, 2018

Personality tests are a surprisingly effective screening tool to select less corrupt people into public service. 

Article|April 10, 2018

Determining risk is a hurdle for financial inclusion practitioners, as well as a barrier for micro-businesses looking to expand.

Article|July 14, 2017

An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited.