Pamela Jakiela

Pamela Jakiela currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. She has also served as an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and a visiting scholar at Bocconi University's IGIER Institute. Pamela holds a MSc with Distinction in Development Studies from the London School of Economics as well as a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkley.

Research Grant Projects

The first-ever impact evaluation of a randomized microfranchising intervention will investigate the “business in a box” model as a means to promote microenterpreneurship in Kenya.  
This project identifies competitor and supply chain markets and the horizontal and vertical interactions of sample firms to study the impacts of credit on SMEs.
This project undertakes the first ever randomized evaluation of micro-franchising in Kenya, a policy intervention that connects unemployed young women with businesses through multi-person franchises.