Paul Gertler is an influential development and health economist and has been a pioneer in applying randomized control experiments in the area of health and development. He is Professor of Economics at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
He has been a Principal Investigator on a large number of at-scale multi-site impact evaluations including Mexico’s CCT programme, Progresa/Oportunidades, and Rwanda’s Health Care Pay-for-Performance scheme. He has extensively published results from impact evaluations in both scientific and policy journals on early childhood development, education, fertility and contraceptive use, health, HIV-AIDS, energy and climate change, housing, job training, poverty alleviation, labor markets, and water and sanitation.
He was awarded the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics in 1996.