Biography

Claire Walsh

Claire Walsh

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2021)

Claire was the Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL Global at MIT where she has worked since 2012. Claire has worked with policymakers and J-PAL affiliated researchers around the world to promote evidence-informed policy to reduce poverty and fight climate change. She was the Project Director for J-PAL’s King Climate Action Initiative, which evaluates innovative climate policies and technologies in the real world and works together with policy partners to scale effective and equitable climate solutions. In addition to poverty reduction and climate change, her main area of policy and research interest is taxation. Her current research focuses on tax policy and administration in developing countries, particularly in Indonesia.

Claire holds an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Development Economics and International Business Relations and a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College.