Raji Jayaraman is associate professor of economics and academic director of the FUTURE Institute for Sustainable Transformation at ESMT Berlin. Her research is largely focussed on how economic policy and organizational design can improve economic outcomes and foster social inclusion, especially among the poor and disadvantaged. Her work has been published in leading economics journals including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. In addition to her roles at ESMT Berlin, she holds a faculty appointment at the University of Toronto. Raji holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University, an M.A. in International & Development Economics from Yale University, and a B.A. (Jnt. Honours) in Economics & Finance from McGill University.