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Robert T. Jensen

Professor of Economics

Robert Jensen is a professor of economics at the Yale School of Management. His research focuses on poverty and economic development, including topics such as gender, health, education, fertility and the role of markets and private enterprise in promoting economic development. He has conducted research projects in China, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nepal and India. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been profiled in media outlets including The Economist, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, Science and the Wall Street Journal.


  • PhD, Princeton University, 1998
  • BA, Williams College, 1993