Prof. Jennifer P. Poole
Jennifer P. Poole is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of International Service at American University. Her research and teaching interests fall at the intersection of international trade, labor economics and development economics. With an emphasis on Brazil, her broad research agenda considers the effects of global integration and digitalization on local labor markets, especially for women and informal labor. She also studies the role of domestic labor institutions in influencing local adjustments to shocks and the implications of information transfer in trade and investment. She served as Senior International Economist in President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and as a visiting scholar at the World Bank, among other institutions.