Jack Willis

Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University 


I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia University since 2018 and a Research Affiliate / Fellow at BREAD, CDEP, CEPR, J-PAL, and NBER. I obtained my PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2017 and also have an MA in economics from the Paris School of Economics and a BA and MA in maths from Cambridge University.

I work in development economics, on questions related to the financial lives of the poor, the functioning of rural markets and institutions, and on learning and technology adoption.

I am based in Paris for the 23/24 academic year. In the Fall I visited Sciences Po under the Columbia-Alliance faculty exchange program and in the Spring I am visiting Paris School of Economics.