Guest blogger

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What I do

Jeremy is the co-founder and former director of GiveDirectly - an organisation making direct cash transfers to low-income households in East Africa via mobile money technology. He is also president of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, which conducts novel research in decision science and provides advisory services to the private, public and non-profit sectors.


Jeremy Shapiro holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has conducted research as a post doctoral associate and associate research scholar at Yale and Princeton Universities. His research focuses on economic development and behavioural economics, including multiple impact evaluations in India, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya and Peru.