Jake Johnston

United States  |  Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Jake Johnston is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, DC. At CEPR his research has focused predominantly on economic policy in Latin America, the International Monetary Fund and US foreign policy. He is the lead author for CEPR’s Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog and has authored papers on Haiti concerning the ongoing cholera epidemic, aid accountability and transparency and the US foreign aid system. His articles and op-eds have been published in outlets such as The New York Times, The Intercept, NACLA, Boston Review, VICE News, Al Jazeera America, and Le Monde Diplomatique. His book, Aid State: The Fight for Haiti and What it Reveals About the World, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s press.

Johnston holds a BA in Economics from Boston University, and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Johnston was an event speaker at the Dialogue.


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International Aid in Haiti – Disappointing Outcomes

On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.


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