Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Jean Lee is an Associate Research Scientist/Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Financial Access Initiative at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Prior to joining the Financial Access Initiative, she was a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where she worked on issues primarily around growth and labor markets in developing countries. Her prior research in development economics includes a field study of small businesses and entrepreneurial decision-making in rural Kenya and an impact evaluation in urban Zambia, and her current research includes studies of the financial lives of poor U.S. and Bangladeshi households. She received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2010.