Rachel Glennerster

Chief Economist, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office at Government of the United Kingdom, Associate Professor at University of Chicago

Rachel Glennerster is Chief Economist for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago.  Previously, Rachel was Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), sat on DFID’s Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact, and was the Lead Academic for IGC Sierra Leone. She also worked on debt relief and the reform of the international monetary system at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and financial regulation at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the UK Treasury. In the mid-1990s, she was part of the UK delegation to the IMF and World Bank. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is a coauthor of Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.