William Jack

Associate Professor of Economics, Georgetown University

Billy Jack is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, and has held positions at Sydney University, the Australian National University, the US Congress, and the IMF. His current research focuses on evaluating innovations in developing countries across a wide variety of contexts. These include, for example, road safety campaigns and cell phone banking in Kenya, health worker incentives and behavior in Ghana and Ethiopia, and innovations in rural credit markets and rain water harvesting, also in Kenya. His other research has covered areas of microeconomic theory as well as health policy and public finance in the US.

He is author of Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries, and is Editor of the Global Health section of Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Health Economics. He holds a degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Western Australia, and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey