Jason Jackson

Research Economist

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Jason Jackson received his bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and a master's degree in development economics from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is currently a graduate student at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Jason recently completed a two-year fellowship from the UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) where he was posted as a research economist in the Social and Economic Research Unit (SERU) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). At the CDB he was responsible for a newly created research programme on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), where work focused on the potential effects of the CSME on participating member-states, with particular concern for asymmetric distributional outcomes.

Prior to his master's work, Jason was a research economist at the National Institute for Economic Policy (NIEP) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and he is currently consulting with various regional organisations in the Caribbean.

Jason's research interests span the political economy of development and include technology and industrial policy, regional integration, trade and gender. His current focus is on the development of technological and entrepreneurial capabilities and policy approaches to addressing risk in technological upgrading behind the frontier.

Focus: Gender, Trade, Americas

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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