Andreas de Barros

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, J-PAL South Asia
Research Fellow, J-PAL Global

Andreas de Barros is a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at J-PAL South Asia, a Research Fellow at J-PAL Global, and a PhD candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Andy’s research specializes in program evaluation and evidence-based education policy, in less developed countries. He is collaborating with Alejandro Ganimian and Karthik Muralidharan (Co-Chair of J-PAL’s Education sector) as a co-investigator on the Learning Lab in India, an initiative to conduct computer-based randomized evaluations of pedagogical interventions. He is also a co-investigator with Felipe Barrera-Osorio (HGSE) and Deon Filmer (the World Bank), for an evaluation of the long-run labor market and psycho-social impacts of an education intervention in Cambodia. His additional research assesses the psychometric properties of measures of career readiness (in Chile), uses quasi-experimental methods to evaluate the effects of teacher evaluations on student performance (in Chile), and engages in mixed-methods to investigate determinants of school quality (in Botswana, Colombia, and Peru).

Andy first joined J-PAL in 2011 in Santiago, Chile. He has also worked as a Research Manager for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), as an Assistant Programme Specialist at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, and as a Consultant to the World Bank. Andy enjoys teaching and has presented at multiple staff and executive trainings in Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, Sierra Leone, and the United States. Andy is fluent in English, German, and Spanish, and speaks some French.