Michael Eddy

Director, Investments & Accountability

Michael Eddy is the director of investments and accountability at Stanford Impact Labs. In this role, he leads the strategy, design, delivery and continuous improvement of Stanford Impact Labs’ investment  process. He is also in charge of the systems to support labs along their pathways to put social science to work for society.

Michael’s career spans research, policy, and practice. He began his career at MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) conducting research on the effectiveness of poverty-fighting programs in India and South America. As an entrepreneur, Michael co-founded Instiglio, where he helped build an organization that in its first five years tied over $300 million to measurable results in partnership with leading governments and multilateral development banks. Michael then joined the Global Innovation Fund as their first Vice President of Analytics. In that role, he helped translate their impact-first vision into a set of tools, processes and practices to inform how the fund allocates its resources to where they can do the most good. More recently, he has served as an advisor to GiveWell and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Michael has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a Master’s degree in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School. Outside of work, Michael can be found on twitter, hiking national parks, and as a volunteer for The Trevor Project.

Blog Posts

I'm excited to welcome Pallavi Trikutam as our first program officer on Stanford Impact Labs’ investments  and accountability team. Our investment approach aims to build a research and development (R&D) pipeline for society’s…

Stanford Impact Labs is pleased to announce our third call for proposals for Impact Lab Start-Up Funding. These two-year, $250,000 per year, investments will be allocated on a competitive basis to new or existing teams that are working with…