Department of Economics
314 Braker Hall
kelsey.jack at tufts dot edu
Kelsey Jack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts, Kelsey was a Post-doctoral Associate at MIT, with the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative at J-PAL. She holds a PhD from Harvard and a BA from Princeton.
Kelsey’s research explores incentive based approaches to encourage the private provision of public goods with a focus on the environment. She combines environmental economics, contract theory, development economics and behavioral economics to examine individual decision-making in settings where decisions create social externalities. Her research uses field experiments to test economic theory in developing countries including Malawi, Zambia, Bolivia and Indonesia.