Isabelle Cohen

I am an Assistant Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, focusing on development and public economics. I hold a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley (2021), and a Master's in Public Policy (2012) and a Bachelor's in International Relations (2011), both from the College of William & Mary.

I study innovations and their potential to change the implementation of governmental and non-governmental activities and services in developing countries, using large-scale randomized control trials to rigorously evaluate new technologies and organizational methods. My work also touches on many other important issues, including state capacity, education, financial inclusion, and women's empowerment, in countries including Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Pakistan.

I am grateful for current and past financial support from CEGA, the IGC, J-PAL, and USAID.

Contact Information:

Email: imcohen[at]uw[dot]edu