Jeremy Shapiro President, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Jeremy Shapiro
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Busara is a behavioral economics research and advisory organization. We aim to both expand the frontiers of behavioral science by conducting academic research, as well as to further the application of behavioral science in economic development.

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 behavioral economics, including multiple impact evaluations in India, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya and Peru. Jeremy is a co-founder and former director of GiveDirectly – an organization making direct cash transfers to low-income households in East Africa via mobile money technology. He is also a director 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┬ásectors



co-founder and former director

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