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Paul J. Gertler

Li Ka Shing Professor, Haas School of Business
Professor, School of Public Health
Scientific Director, Center for Effective Global Action
Graduate Program in Health Management
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F643
Personal Homepage: http://www.paulgertler.com
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PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin
BA, Economics, University of Wisconsin

Positions Held

At Haas since 1996

1996-present, Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

1996-present, Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

2010-present, Scientific Director, Center for Effective Global Action, UC Berkeley

2012-2013, Director, Clausen Center for International Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

2010-2012, Founding Chair, Board of Directors, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), New Delhi, India

2000-2012, Director, Graduate Program in Health Management, UC Berkeley

2008-2011, Director, Institute of Business and Economics Research, UC Berkeley

2004-2006, Chief Economist, Human Development Network, The World Bank

1994-1996, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University

1988-1996, Senior Economist, RAND, Santa Monica, CA

1986-1988, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University

1983-1986, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SUNY Stony Brook

1978-1980, Analyst, Office of Health Economics, Department of Health, State of Wisconsin

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, American Economic Association
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, Econometric Society
  • Member, Health Economics Research Organization
  • Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Founding Member, International Health Economics Association

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Physician Ownership of Complementary Medical Services” forthcoming in the Journal of Public Economics, 2016.
  • “Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums,” Journal of Urban Economics, 2016.
  • “Investing in the Foundation of Sustainable Development: Pathways to Scale for Early Childhood Development,” The Lancet, 2016.
  • “Non-Contributory Pensions,” Labour Economics, 2016.
  • “The Demand for Energy-Using Assets Among the World’s Rising Middle Classes,” American Economic Review, 2016.
  • “Contribution of Air Conditioning Adoption to Future Energy Use Under Global Warming,” proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2015.
  • “Using Provider Performance Incentives to Increase HIV Testing and Counseling Services in Rwanda,” Journal of Health Economics, 2014.
  • “Labor Market Returns to an Early Childhood Stimulation Intervention in Jamaica”, Science, 2014.
  • “The Effect of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign on Defecation Behaviors and Child Health in Rural Madhya Pradesh: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial”, PLos Med, 2014.
  • “Cash for Coolers: Evaluating a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico”, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014.

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, 2015
  • Committee on Teaching Excellence (CoTE) Award, UC Berkeley, 2014
  • Juan Jose Bobadilla Medal for Global Health, 2013
  • Research Medal, Global Development Network, 2002
  • Academic Leadership Award, National Institutes of Health, 1998
  • Kenneth Arrow Award, International Health Economics Association, 1996

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