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Pascaline Dupas

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
127 JR Rabinowitz


Pascaline Dupas is a development economist seeking to better understand the challenges facing poor households in lower income countries and their root causes. Her goal is to identify interventions and policies that can help overcome these challenges and reduce global poverty. She conducts extensive fieldwork. Her ongoing research include studies of education policy in Ghana, family planning policy in Burkina Faso, and government subsidized health insurance in India, among others.

Pascaline Dupas joined the Princeton faculty in July 2023. She was previously the Kleinheinz Family Professor of International Studies at Stanford University, where she spent 12 years on the faculty. She has also held faculty positions at Dartmouth College and UCLA. 

She is the co-President of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a board member and affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), and a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER).

In 2013 she received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, awarded by the US government to recognize and honor outstanding scientists and engineers at the outset of their independent research careers. In 2015 she received the Best Young French Economist Prize, awarded to the French economist under 40 whose work is most influential. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former Sloan Fellow, and a former Guggenheim Fellow.

Born and educated in France, Dupas studied philosophy and economics as an undergraduate student at the École Normale Superieure (Ulm). She obtained a PhD in Economics from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 2006.

Recent Publications

  • Dupas, Pascaline, and Radhika Jain (2024). “Women left behind: Gender Inequity within Rajasthan's Universal Health Care Program.” Forthcoming, American Economic Review.
  • Brailovskaya, Valentina, Pascaline Dupas and Jonathan Robinson (2023). Filling a hole or digging a hole? The Effects of Digital Credit Access in Malawi. Economic Journal.
  • Jain, Radhika, and Pascaline Dupas (2023). “Can Citizen Information Improve Hospital Accountability? Experimental Evidence from a Public Health Insurance Scheme in India”. Journal of Public Economics 220 (2023) 104841.
  • Dupas, Pascaline, Basimenya Nhlema, Zach Wagner, Aaron Wolf and Emily Wroe (2023). “Expanding Access to Clean Water for the Rural Poor: Experimental Evidence from Malawi”. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Vol. 15(1): 272-305.
  • Jain, Radhika, and Pascaline Dupas (2022). The Effects of India’s COVID-19 Lockdown on Critical Non-COVID Health Care and Outcomes. Social Science & Medicine. 2022 Mar; 296: 114762.
  • Jain, Radhika, Ambika Chopra, Camille Falezan, Mustufa Patel and Pascaline Dupas (2021). COVID-19 Related Immunization Disruptions in Rajasthan, India: A Retrospective Observational Study.  Vaccine 39(31): 4343-4350.