Our Mission

To use data and economics to uncover the consequences of policy decisions and improve society.

Who We Are

Blueprint Labs is a non-partisan research lab based at MIT with affiliates at universities and institutions across the world.

What We Do

Our scholars apply their unique expertise to pressing problems in education, health care, and the workforce. We use cutting-edge research from the fields of market design and research design to produce rigorous evidence that can help decision-makers design and implement social policy.

Market Design

Our market design projects focus on how to efficiently and fairly allocate scarce resources.

Research Design

Our research design projects use advanced statistical methods to measure the impact of interventions or policies.

What We Believe

We believe that rigorous evidence and data are the best foundations for policy and decision-making. The results of our research have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, widely disseminated in popular media, and used by government organizations to inform policymaking. Our work generates fundamental insights about the nature of social systems and their causal effects, including how to identify and design effective education and labor market interventions.


Policy and Research Staff

Paolo Adajar

Research Associate

Gavin Alcott

Policy and Communications Fellow

Jimmy Chin

Research Associate

Lisa Desforge

Administrative Officer

Talia Gerstle

Senior Policy and Communications Manager

Ray Han

Research Associate

Jennifer Jackson

Operations Manager

Austin Lentsch

Policy and Communications Fellow

Niamh McLoughlin

Policy and Research Manager

Kathryn Moffat

Director, Workforce Initiatives

Shakked Noy

Research Associate

Juliana Quattrocchi

Policy and Communications Fellow

Julia Regier

Program Manager, Workforce Initiatives and Policy Impacts

Amanda Schmidt

Senior Policy and Communications Associate

Eric Trueswell

Senior Research Support Associate

Ini Umosen

Research Associate

Blueprint Alumni

The positions noted below are initial placements upon conclusion of a Blueprint Labs fellowship.

Abhishek Dev — PhD in Finance, Yale School of Management
Adrian Blattner — PhD in Economics, Stanford
Anran Li — PhD in Economics, Northwestern
Bobby Upton — PhD in Economics, MIT
Brandon Enriquez — PhD in Economics, MIT
Brendan Malone — MAs in Applied Economics and in Public Policy, University of Michigan
Caroline Chin — PhD in Economics, MIT
Chetan Patel — Schmidt Futures
Daisy Sun — PhD in Economics, Yale
Eli Mogel — PlayStation
Helen Ho — PhD in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Hellary Zhang – PhD in Economics, Northwestern
Ignacio Rodriguez — PhD in Economics, Duke
Jimmy Chin — PhD in Economics, University of California Berkeley
Jose “Pepe” Velarde — PhD in Operations Management, University of Chicago Booth
Julia Turner — PhD in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy
Noa Benveniste – PhD in Economics, University of Michigan
Kate Bradley — MA in Education, University of Pennsylvania and teaching
Kenya Heard — MA in Education, Columbia and teaching
Maggie Ji — NERA Economic Consulting
Manasi Kutwal – PhD in Economics, University of Michigan
Mayara Felix — PhD in Economics, MIT
Nick Gebbia — PhD in Economics, University of California Berkeley
Nicolas Jimenez — PhD in Economics, Yale
Olivia Kim — PhD in Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Rahul Singh — PhD in Economics and Statistics, MIT
Ray Han — PhD in Economics, MIT
Rebecca Jackson — The Economist
Sookyo Jeong — PhD in Economics, Stanford
Stephanie Cheng — PhD in Economics, Harvard
Tyler Hoppenfeld — PhD in Economics, University of California Davis
Vendela Norman — PhD in Economics, New York University Stern
Ye Ji Kee — PhD in Economics, Stanford

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