Jasper Cooper is an Assistant Professor at the UCSD Department of Political Science, specialized in the comparative politics of developing countries He joined OES while completing a Post-Doctoral at Princeton University’s Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy. His work at OES primarily focuses on projects to understand barriers to cooperation with government. His research interests include the behavioral science of survey non-response, innovations to improve uptake of core government services by members of marginalized populations, and improving citizen-government interactions in the domain of the justice sector. Prior to joining Princeton, Jasper was a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, where he conducted several large-scale field experiments on justice sector reform and cooperation with state authorities in Papua New Guinea and Uganda.


Academic Affiliate

Years active

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Agency collaborators

Census, Justice, Small Business Administration