Jordan Kyle



Visiting Research Fellow


Jordan is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division. She specializes in political economy of development. Her research focuses on the impact of political institutions on development policies, including natural resource management, food and fuel subsidies, and social service delivery. Her most recent projects examine how governments manage oil endowments--through fiscal systems, national laws, and contracts with private companies--and how corruption in local governance institutions shapes citizens' attitudes towards fuel subsidy reform. Other projects evaluate how providing information to beneficiaries can improve targeted transfer programs, how contracting out delivery of subsidized food affects the quality of service delivery, and the conditions under which governments face incentives to provide fiscal transparency. Her research relies on household surveys, original archival research, experiments, and field research, primarily in Southeast Asia. Jordan holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

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