Jasper Cooper serves as a Portfolio Lead at OES, where he works on projects focused on equitable economic recovery and reducing barriers to accessing government programs. He is particularly interested in how to best match research questions with research designs, including randomized evaluations, machine learning for descriptive analysis, and qualitative methods. He has worked on projects in partnership with the Census Bureau, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of the Treasury. He joined OES while completing a Post-Doctoral at Princeton University’s Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy and continued working with OES as an Assistant Professor in Political Science at UCSD. Jasper earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, and a masters in Urban and Regional Policy from Sciences Po, Paris.