Department of Economics
Jonas Clark
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610


Phone: 508-793-7447

    I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Clark University. 

    My research goal is to support evidence-based policy making in development. To do this, I seek to identify
    understudied areas of the academic literature with the greatest potential for on-the-ground change.

    My primary research interests are:
  • the micro-economics of conflict and violence
  • the human capital effects of (early life) shocks
  • the political economy of South Asia
    My research frequently depends on novel data sets that I create with my co-authors, confidential     
    government data or data from my fieldwork.
    My research agenda has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
    the International Growth Center (IGC) and has appeared at leading national and international
    conferences including: the World Bank's ABCDE and ABCA conferences, NEUDC, UN-WIDER, RES
    and ASSA conferences. 

    Prior to joining Clark University, I completed my PhD at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied
    Economics and Management at Cornell University and worked at the International Food Policy
    Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Urban Institute (UI).