Seema Jayachandran

Director of RPDE
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
126 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

S.B. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.A. Physics and Philosophy, University of Oxford

A.M. Physics, Harvard University 

Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University 



Seema Jayachandran is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Her research focuses on environmental conservation, gender equality, health, and other microeconomic topics in developing countries. 

Prior to joining Princeton, she was a faculty member at Northwestern University and Stanford University. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and leads J-PAL's gender sector. She is also co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's program in Development Economics and co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. In addition, she serves on CARE's board of directors.