Layane Alhorr


I'm a PhD candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in development, labor, and behavioral economics.

I use natural and field experiments to study digital technologies' impact in developing countries, with a focus on how these technologies interact with local cultures and norms. 

Before my PhD, I was a researcher at JPAL MIT and spent time in Kenya working on digital financial inclusion projects. As a Fulbright scholar, I pursued a Masters' degree in International and Development Economics at Yale University.

I have taught executive education courses and undergraduate classes at Harvard University, including a class I designed on the Economics of Social Media. 

PS: my name can be pronounced as la-YAN A-lor, but feel free to ask whenever in doubt!