Jessica Goldberg

Assistant Professor of Economics

Jessica Goldberg is a development economist who studies the ways that people in developing countries earn, spend, and save money. She is particularly interested in how financial market imperfections, behavioral factors, or other obstacles to borrowing and saving affect decisions about working and consuming. Her research so far has included field experiments about credit and savings in Malawi and Rwanda, the effect of social pressure on consumption and savings in Malawi and Uganda, and the role of social networks in outreach to treat communicable disease in India. She is an Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and a Non Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She received her Ph.D in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2011, and also holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA in economics and political science from Stanford University.

3115G Tydings Hall
Maryland Center for Economics and Policy
Phone: (301) 405-3559
Email: goldberg@econ.umd.edu