Associate Professor of Public Policy

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.Sc., University of Alberta
B.A., University of Alberta

Pam Jagger is an applied political economist in the Department of Public Policy. She conducts research on the livelihood impacts of natural resource management policies and projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Jagger leads the Forest Use, Energy and Livelihoods (FUEL) Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The FUEL lab has three research themes:

  • Energy poverty;
  • Environmental governance; and
  • Poverty environment dynamics.

The FUEL Lab has ongoing research projects in Malawi, Myanmar, Rwanda, and Zambia. Pam Jagger is also the Director of a 5-year National Science Foundation funded PIRE grant – Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa (EPPSA).

Jagger has worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Resources for the Future, and the World Bank. She has 20 years of applied research experience and has conducted socioeconomic surveys in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Dr. Jagger is a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center. From 2010 to 2015 she was a Senior Research Associate with the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia.