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FOS Co-Director Distinguished as Evidence Champion by J-PAL North America

Gustavo J. Bobonis was recognized as one of two inaugural J-PAL North America Evidence Champions for his extraordinary contributions to evidence-based policymaking.

Faculty News September 2023

Bobonis was recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the field of evidence-based policymaking during J-PAL North America’s tenth anniversary celebrations in Cambridge, MA on September 18th.

“Gustavo is a true champion of evidence-based policymaking who has played a significant role in helping to improve socio-economic outcomes in Puerto Rico,” said Vincent Quan, Co-Executive Director of J-PAL North America. “He combines a rigorous economics-driven approach with a strong understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the territory. We have worked closely with Gustavo for many years on several randomized evaluations focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes in Puerto Rico. We are blown away by not only the rigor of his research, but also his strong collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners. I commend Gustavo’s commitment to building coalitions, crafting policy-relevant research agendas, and cultivating a culture of evidence generation and use among the territory’s institutions to achieve better governance and improve lives.”

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