Information for Leverage Research

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Basic information

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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2011 2 Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2012 2 Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2013 2 Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2014 2 Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2015 3 Emily Crotteau, Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2016 3 Emily Crotteau, Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2017 3 Emily Crotteau, Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2018 3 Emily Crotteau, Jasen Murray Geoff Anders
2019 5 Emily Crotteau, Jasen Murray, Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Geoff Anders, Kerry Vaughan
2020 6 Emily Crotteau, Evan Pence, Jasen Murray, Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Geoff Anders, Kerry Vaughan
2021 6 Emily Crotteau, Evan Pence, Jasen Murray, Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Geoff Anders, Kerry Vaughan

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2011-01-01 1 Geoff Anders
2012-01-01 2 Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2013-01-01 2 Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2014-01-01 2 Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2015-01-01 2 Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2016-01-01 3 Emily Crotteau, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2017-01-01 3 Emily Crotteau, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2018-01-01 3 Emily Crotteau, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2019-01-01 3 Emily Crotteau, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray
2020-01-01 5 Emily Crotteau, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray, Kerry Vaughan, Larissa Hesketh-Rowe
2021-01-01 6 Emily Crotteau, Evan Pence, Geoff Anders, Jasen Murray, Kerry Vaughan, Larissa Hesketh-Rowe

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2011-01-01 1 1 0 Geoff Anders
2011-08-01 2 1 0 Jasen Murray
2015-10-01 3 1 0 Emily Crotteau
2019-08-01 4 1 0 Kerry Vaughan
2019-12-01 5 1 0 Larissa Hesketh-Rowe
2020-11-01 6 1 0 Evan Pence

List of people (6 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Geoff Anders Executive Director 2011-01-01 [1], [2]
Kerry Vaughan Program Manager 2019-08-01 [1], [3]
Evan Pence Researcher 2020-11-01 [1], [4]
Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Public Engagement Specialist and Program Manager, Research Fellows 2019-12-01 full-time [1], [5]
Jasen Murray Researcher 2011-08-01 [6]
Emily Crotteau Researcher 2015-10-01 [7]

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Organization documents (3 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Updates from Leverage Research: history, mistakes and new focus 2019-11-22 Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Effective Altruism Forum Leverage Research, Paradigm Academy Geoff Anders Organizational growth introspection Rationality improvement Larissa Hesketh-Rowe, who joined Leverage Research in 2019, provides a long-sought organizational update on Leverage Research. The update describes the history of Leverage Research featuring inside viewpoints, and in particular, it gives Leverage Research's perspective on various decisions it has received criticism for, including publishing very little, removing content from their website, and errors in dealing with the effective altruist (EA) community. The post also describes the current state of Leverage Research and what to expect from it going forward
Where are Leverage research staff now? 2019-08-03 anonymoose Effective Altruism Forum Leverage Research, Paradigm Academy, Reserve Geoff Anders, Milan Griffes Third-party commentary on organization Rationality improvement The question post asks where former Leverage Research staff are now based, after the shutdown of Leverage Research. Milan Griffes, in his answers, lists Paradigm Academy and Reserve (a stablecoin company) as two places Leverage Research staff have headed to
Leverage Research: reviewing the basic facts 2018-08-03 throwaway Effective Altruism Forum Leverage Research, Paradigm Academy, Institute for Philosophical Research, Center for Applied Rationality Geoff Anders, Tara MacAulay, Buck Shlegeris, Milan Griffes, Evan Gaensbauer, Jeff Kaufman Third-party commentary on organization Rationality improvement The post lists key publicly known facts about Leverage Research and its sister organizations Paradigm Academy and Institute for Philosophical Reseach. The comments include anecdata and opinions about the organizations from a number of leading individuals in the effective altruism community

Documents (0 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes

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