William Parienté is a Visiting Professor at KPPI. He is Professor of Economics at UCLouvain in Belgium. He earned his PhD from Paris School of Economics (2007). His research focuses on development economics, labor economics and policy evaluation. He has published in top journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economics Journal: Applied Economics , Science, etc.
He is affiliated to the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) where he acts as a research, education and training co-chair since 2014.