James Allen IV

Admitted: Fall 2017

James Allen is a PhD candidate in Public Policy & Economics at the University of Michigan with interests in development economics in Sub-Saharan Africa relating to education, health, and natural disasters. He served in the Peace Corps in Mali (2010-2012) while earning an MS degree in Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics from Michigan State University (2012). Prior to starting his PhD, James worked as a Research Director at the University of Kentucky, where he managed large grants and supervised research staff and graduate assistants. He has experience working in several developing countries, including Burundi, Mali, Mozambique, the Philippines and Rwanda.

Academic website: https://sites.google.com/view/jamesalleniv