Joost de Laa

Joost de Laa

Professor of Economics, chair "Global Economic Challenges", at Utrecht University

Joost de Laat is Professor of Economics, chair “Global Economic Challenges”, at Utrecht University, where he is affiliated with the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges and the Utrecht School of Economics. Before joining UU, Joost worked in philanthropy as Director for Learning and Evaluation at Porticus, as Sr. Economist and Program Manager for the World…

Joost de Laat is Professor of Economics, chair “Global Economic Challenges”, at Utrecht University, where he is affiliated with the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges and the Utrecht School of Economics. Before joining UU, Joost worked in philanthropy as Director for Learning and Evaluation at Porticus, as Sr. Economist and Program Manager for the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), and held academic positions at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and Harvard University. He holds a PhD from Brown University. In these capacities, Joost has worked extensively in the area of skills development, including education and early childhood development.