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  • Chapman University, Argyros School of BusinessAssistant Professor, Economics and Management Science 2017-
  • MIT, Department of Political ScienceVisiting Lecturer Fall, 2016
  • Wellesley College, Department of EconomicsVisiting Lecturer Spring, 2015


  • Boston University, Ph.D Economics 2017
    Fields: Development, International, IO, Applied Econometrics, Machine learning
  • Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, M.Sc. Management and Applied Economics 2011
  • University of Chicago, A.B Economics 2005


(6) Ryan Enstrom, Jonathan Hersh, and David Newhouse. Poverty from Space: Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Estimating Economic Well-being Submitted

(5) Klaus-Peter Hellwig and Jonathan Hersh “Unintended Consequences of the African Growth and Opportunity Act: The Role of Trade Diversion and Structural Change,” February 2016.

(4) Marium Afzal, Jonathan Hersh, and David Newhouse. Building a Better Model: Variable Selection to Predict Poverty in Pakistan and Sri LankaWorld Bank Research Working Paper

(3) Marianne Baxter and Jonathan Hersh Robust Determinants of Trade Flows May 2015.

(2) Brian Bettenhausen, Eric Hanss, Jonathan Hersh, and Carlos Villarreal. Historical Health Conditions in Major US Cities: The HUE Data SetHistorical Methods, (2014) 47: 67-80.

(1) Jonathan Hersh and Hans-Joachim Voth. (2011). Sweet Diversity: Overseas Trade and Gains from Variety after 1492

Conference and Presentations

2017) CEGA (Geospatial Analysis for International Development, scheduled); UN Development Program (Human Development Report Office); World Bank (POV Summer University); Princeton University (Empirical Studies of Conflict); Prediction for Prevention of Armed Conflict (Barcelona, Spain).

2016) Chapman University (Argyros School of Business); Computational and Financial Econometrics (Seville, Spain); World Bank (Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics); Oxford University (CSAE: Economic Development in Africa); Eastern Economic Association; Kiel Institute (Firms in International Trade Summer School)


  • Chapman University
    Business Analytics Fall 2017
    Development Economics (scheduled) Spring 2018
  • MIT
    Quantitative Research Methods III (Political Science PhD quant sequence) Fall 2017
  • World Bank, Summer Poverty University
    Machine Learning for Development Summer 2016; Summer 2017
  • Wellesley College
    Development Economics Spring 2016
    Introductory Microeconomics Spring 2016

Fellowships and Awards

  • Hariri Institute for Computational Science Graduate Fellowship 2016
  • Big Data Innovation Challenge Award, World Bank Group 2014
  • Teaching Fellowship, Boston University 2013-2014

Work Experience

  • Consultant, World Bank Group, Poverty Global Practice 2014-2016
  • Managing Research Director, University of Chicago Center for Population Economics 2011-2012
  • Research Professional, University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2008-2009
  • Economist, RCF Economic and Financial Consulting 2006-2008
  • Systems Analyst and Developer, McMcaster-Carr Supply Company, 2005-2006


  • Rlasso A Stata wrapper that allows for estimation of glmnet models within Stata.Performs regularization and best subset selection using the R glmnet package for Lasso, Ridge and Elastic Net regression from within Stata. [code] [help file] [desc]


Marianne Baxter Sam Bazzi Ray Fisman
Boston University Boston University Boston University
Phone: (617) 353-4399 Phone: (617) 353-6150 Phone: (617) 353-6821
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Dilip Mookerjee (Teaching) Daniel Hidalgo (Teaching) Kristen Butcher
Boston University MIT Wellesley College
Phone: (617) 353-4392 Phone: (617) 253-5262 Phone: (781) 283-2179
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