James Habyarimana joined the McCourt School Public Policy in 2004 after completing doctoral studies at Harvard University. His primary research interests are in political economy, education and health policy in developing countries. In education, He is currently working on two randomized evaluations of interventions to increase teacher attendance in Uganda; improve teacher instruction and school quality in Tanzania. His research in health centers on identifying opportunities to increase the level and quality of health services in Bihar; as well testing a successful road safety intervention in Kenya in neighboring Tanzania and Uganda. His interests in political economy have been engaged in a new study examining the impact of global education norms on electoral politics in Tanzania. He is an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and has been a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. At the McCourt School, James teaches the second course in regression methods and courses on the history of development and education and health policy in developing countries.