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PODER Fellows

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University of Cape Town

Alessandro is a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics and a PODER fellow at the University of Cape Town, within the SALDRU research unit. His research interests are at the intersection of labour and development economics, with a particular focus on the effect of specific policies on occupational choice. His first paper looks at the impact of an unconditional cash transfer in South Africa, the Child Support Grant, on workers’ allocation between the formal and informal sectors.

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University of Namur

Anand was a PODER fellow at Université de Namur. His research project is titled ‘Political Economy of Land’. He worked on a model of civil conflict over natural resources, like land, and the effect of changes in wages and state capacity on conflict.

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Stockholm University

Andrea was a PODER fellows at Stockholm University working on evaluating the impact of an innovative entrepreneurial model of Community Health Delivery in Uganda, by which Community Health Workers operate as micro-entrepreneurs with an implicit piece-rate compensation scheme.

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University of Cape Town

Asmus was a research fellow with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER) at the University of Cape Town.

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Caterina Alacevich is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan and Bicocca University, Defap graduate school in Public Economics.
She visited Universitat Pompeu Fabra (since September 2014) within the ESR-ITN Marie Curie Fellowship Programme to work on the PODER project- Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries.

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Paris School of Economics

Christina Ammon visited Paris School of Economics from September 2015.

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Bocconi University

Christopher Roth is a PhD student at the Department of Economics at Oxford and was a PODER fellow at Bocconi. His research interests are centered at the intersection of development economics and psychology

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Bocconi University

David is a PhD candidate in economics at the Tinbergen Institute and the University of Amsterdam, and currently a PODER fellow at Bocconi University in Milan. Before starting his PhD, he worked for the Australian Treasury in Canberra as a policy analyst in the areas of financial market regulation and Australia’s foreign aid programme. David’s main research fields are behavioural and development economics, often pursued through the use of lab or field experiments.

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Stockholm University

Divya is a PhD candidate in Economics at University College London and a PODER fellow. She is currently working on the evaluation of the Indian Reservation Policy on election outcomes with a particular focus on women’s participation in local governments and their impact on sanitation and drinking water facilities. She will be visiting Stockholm University as part of the PODER fellowship.

PODER appointment: Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Click on the research summary link below for more information on Divya's PODER research and papers. 

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Bocconi University

Elif Kubilay is a PODER fellow in Bocconi University and is currently working on a project titled “Social Networks and Informal Institutions”. Here, they aim to understand the effects of random wealth shocks on the marriage market in Bangladesh through their impact on dowries. With Assist. Prof. Selim Gulesci, she is working on a working paper titled “Assortative Matching in the Marriage Markets: Evidence from Bangladesh”. 

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