Meet the 2023 tenured professors in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Frank Schilbach, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) affiliate and associate professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is granted tenure at the School of Humanitis, Arts and Social Sciences. Frank's research explores poverty and economic behaviour through factors such as mental health, sleep deprivation and substance abuse.


In 2023, 11 faculty were granted tenure in the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Frank Schilbach is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. He researches the relationship between poverty and economic behavior by investigating factors such as mental distress, sleep deprivation, and substance use. He also studies behavioral barriers to the diffusion of information in developing countries. Schilbach is an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and he helps lead the Behavioral Development Lab in India. Schilbach joined the Department of Economics in 2015 after earning his PhD in economics from Harvard University.

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