Jason Lakin joined the International Budget Partnership as Program Officer for the Partnership Initiative in May 2009.
Lakin completed his Ph.D. in political science and social policy at Harvard University in 2008, and spent the 2008-2009 academic year as a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. His dissertation focused on the politics surrounding the creation and implementation of Mexico's 2003 health insurance reform. Prior to graduate school, Lakin worked briefly as a research assistant for the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in 2002.
Lakin completed a B.A. in History at Brown University in 1998 and went on to work as a research assistant to the late Seymour Martin Lipset. Lakin and Professor Lipset co-authored The Democratic Century in 2004. Jason has spent time working, volunteering ,and conducting research in a number of countries around the world since the mid-1990s, including Kenya, Zimbabwe, Chile, Mexico, and India.