Pamela Jakiela

Associate Professor of Economics
Williams College


Other Professional Activities


A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice
NOVAfrica Seminar Series
(December 2020)

Taking Preferences Seriously, Not Literally
Keynote, Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries
(May 2019)

Gendered Language
Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference at Oxford
(March 2018)

Media Coverage

NPR Morning Edition: What Impact Can Having An Older Sister Have On A Child’s Development?
NPR Goats and Soda: The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister
NBC’s TODAY: Are big sisters the key to success? New research suggests yes
Washington Post: Teens leading the charge to eliminate gender in language
El Pais: Puede el idioma limitar las oportunidades de las mujeres?
Four Questions Podcast with Alice Evans
NPR: An Experiment Gives Cash Aid To The Poor. Is That Ethical?
New York Times: How a Quest by Elites Is Driving ‘Brexit’ and Trump
Ars Technica: The elite don’t hand out resources like the rest of us
Slate: Why Income Inequality Isn’t Going Anywhere
The Atlantic: Why Politicians Don’t Level the Playing Field
Toronto Star: Study puts spotlight on elite’s self-interest The Recession Made Us All More Selfish
World Bank’s Development Impact Blog

Blog Posts

CGD: Preschools: They’re Good! But They Could Be Better
CGD: Beyond Cash: The Enduring Impacts of a Youth Entrepreneurship Program on Kenyan Women
CGD: How Do Early Child Development Interventions Affect Mothers? In Most Cases, We Don’t Know, with David Evans and Heather Knauer
CGD: Doing Well in Life? Thank Your Big Sister, with Owen Ozier
CGD: Aligning Early Childhood Development & Gender Equality Research and Practice, with Megan O’Donnell
CGD: A Nobel Prize for the Randomistas
Development Impact: What Are We Estimating When We Estimate Difference-in-Differences?
CGD: Mind the Gap: 5 Facts About The Gender Gap in Education
CGD: What Are We Learning from Lab-in-the-Field Experiments in Developing Countries?
CGD: Take a Vacation from Economics: Anthropology Books to Read This Winter
CGD: 3 Lessons from the World Bank’s New Worldwide Bureaucracy Indicators Database
CGD: Is the Donor Agenda for the SDGs Making Aid a Tool of Inequity?
CGD: We Can’t Measure Women’s Empowerment the Same Way Everywhere