Rachel GlennersterRachel Glennerster (born October 21, 1965) is currently the Chief Economist at the Department for International Development (DFID), the UK's ministry for international development cooperation. Previously she was the Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the lead academic for Sierra Leone at the International Growth Centre, a research centre based jointly at The London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Oxford. Her current research includes randomized evaluations of community driven development in Sierra Leone, empowerment of adolescent girls in Bangladesh, and health, education, and microfinance in India.
Before joining J-PAL and the International Growth Centre, Glennerster worked as an Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, a Development Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, and as a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund. Glennerster received her B.A. in PPE from Oxford University in 1988. She then proceeded to obtain a Masters in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London in 1995 and a doctorate in Economics from the same institution in 2004.
Glennerster is a member of Giving What We Can, an international society for the promotion of poverty relief. Provided by Wikipedia