Masoomeh Khandan is a research consultant with LaMP, working on questions of automaton and the future of labor markets as relates to mobility. She brings Policy Analysis experience at the World Bank and a rich understanding of the needs of developing countries. Her research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. Her work on topics ranging from labor and employment to economic growth and state capability. She previously worked at the D.C. Government, the Center for Global Development, and Harvard Center for International Development. She has a master’s degree in public administration in international development from Harvard Kennedy School, a master’s degree in economics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in M.B.A. from University of Tehran, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Masoomeh has received numerous awards for her work and education, including the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship and the Susan C. Eaton Memorial Prize for the best student paper in which she developed ideas and methods to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs related to human resource management. She enjoys playing and teaching volleyball, badminton, rock climbing, and swimming.