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Raji Jayaraman is associate professor of economics at ESMT Berlin and co-director of the Forward Society (FOS) Lab . Her research is largely focussed on how policy 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, and FOS she holds a faculty appointment at the University of TorontoRaji 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.