Dina D. Pomeranz

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, where she teaches the Entrepreneurial Manager course in the MBA required curriculum. 

She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) based at LSE/Oxford, and of the HBS Social Entreprise Initiative. Besides her academic interests, she serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice.

Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, where she teaches the Entrepreneurial Manager course in the MBA required curriculum. 

She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) based at LSE/Oxford, and of the HBS Social Entreprise Initiative. Besides her academic interests, she serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice.

Professor Pomeranz’s research focuses on public policies towards firms and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. In particular, she has conducted large-scale randomized field experiments about tax evasion by firms and about determinants and impacts of formal savings for low-income microentrepreneurs. In current work, she is analyzing the impact of tax subsidies and public procurement regulations on investment and growth of SMEs in emerging markets. Prior to joining HBS, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, with a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and BA and MA degrees in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Beyond her research, Dina Pomeranz has been active in a variety of organizations, including as a consultant to Ernst & Young, the World Bank, the Chilean and Ecuadorian Tax Authorities, and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. She serves on the board of Evidence Action and TAMTAM-Together Against Malaria and on the advisory board of Instiglio and IDinsight. 

Yahoo! Finance
01/13/2014

Mandi Woodruff

Wall Street Journal
12/26/2013
Financial Access Initiative (blog)
11/06/2013
Vox
09/30/2013

Wojciech Kopczuk, Justin Marion, Erich Muehlegger, Joel Slemrod,

Economics Malaysia
09/06/2013
El Economista
05/28/2013

Raúl Martínez Solares

World Bank
02/04/2013

Isis Gaddis

Participant
01/01/2013

David Ireland

Harvard's Dr. Dina Pomeranz on how peer pressure and text messages can help boost savings

My Bank Tracker Money (blog)
11/16/2012

Debbie Dragon

Que Pasa (online)
07/17/2012
Financial Access Initiative (blog)
05/01/2012
Swiss Study Foundation
01/01/2012
Rand Behavioral Finance Forum Bulletin
01/01/2011
Financial Access Initiative (blog)
01/25/2010

Caitlin Weaver