Jonathan Zinman is a Scientific Advisor for IPA's Financial Inclusion Program. He is the R. Stephen Cheheyl Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, an Academic Advisor to the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and a co-founder of Dartmouth's Household Finance Seminar. He is also a research affiliate/associate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and ideas42.
Professor Zinman’s research focuses on household finance and behavioral economics. He has papers published in several top journals in economics, finance, management, law, and general-interest science, and his work has been featured extensively in popular and trade media as well.
Professor Zinman applies his research by working with policymakers and practitioners around the globe. He has served on the inaugural Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Consumer Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board, as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a Community Development Research Advisory Council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He also works directly with financial service providers, ranging from startups to nonprofits to publicly-traded companies, to develop and test innovations that are beneficial to both providers and their clients.