Jon R. Jellema

  • Director of Projects, Advisory Services, and Training
  • Commitment to Equity Institute



Jon Jellema's research interests are assessing the impact of weakly administered tax systems on inequality and poverty in developing countries and the institutional determinants of poverty and economic growth. He has lead CEQ Assessments in Indonesia, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Vietnam, and has participated in fiscal incidence studies in South Africa, Senegal, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Jordan, Pakistan, and India. He previously worked as a poverty economist and social development specialist for the World Bank assigned to Indonesia. Jon received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.