Noam Angrist is a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford and is the co-founder of Young 1ove – an NGO based in Botswana committed to bridging the gap between evidence in health and education and translation into scaled policy and practice. Young 1ove is one of the largest NGOs in Botswana and generated some of the world's first experimental evidence during the covid-19 pandemic on stemmling learning loss. Angrist has also worked with various World Bank units including with the Chief Economist. At the World Bank, Angrist co-authored several papers producing key ingredients for the Human Capital Index, including Harmonized Learning Outcomes and Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS).
Angrist’s interests center on human capital, education quality and measurement, youth development, HIV/AIDS prevention and external validity. Angrist has also worked at the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the White House, and has worked with the government of Botswana to replicate, evaluate, and implement evidence-based programs. At Oxford, Angrist is part of the team that produced a global time series database to track pandemic policies: the Oxford COVID-19 Governmment Response Tracker. Angrist has a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.