Dr. Jessica A. Goldberg is a Scientific Advisor for IPA's Financial Inclusion Program and Malawi country office. She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, where she created and serves as the faculty director of a program for undergraduate students called Promoting Achievement and Diversity in Economics (PADE). Dr. Goldberg is a development economist whose research interests include rural labor markets, strategies and obstacles to financial inclusion, and the role of social networks in economic decisions. She is currently working on field experiments about credit and savings in Uganda and Zambia, women's participation as providers and consumers of mobile money services in Bangladesh, and the role of social networks in outreach to treat communicable disease in India.
Dr. Goldberg is a faculty affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources and an Associate Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics.