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PODER Fellows

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Bocconi University

As a PODER fellow at Bocconi University, Maria worked with Eliana La Ferrara to study the determinants and consequences of human trafficking in a population of women and girls in the Philippines.

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University of Cape Town

Marina Giovanzana was a PODER fellow at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, SA. Her research work at the University of Cape Town aimed to focus on policies to facilitate access to credit which will contribute to expand and deepen her knowledge of one of the major issues in the field of development economics

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Stockholm University

Michela Carlana is a PhD candidate in Economics at Bocconi University and she is a PODER fellow at Stockholm University. She is working on evaluating the impact of an innovative randomized program that provided tutoring and career counseling to a random sample of immigrant children displaying high academic potential. Furthermore, she is studying the role of teachers’ gender stereotypes in affecting students’ outcomes. She visited Harvard University during last academic year.

PODER Appointment: September 2016 - August 2017

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Paris School of Economics

Niklas is a PhD candidate in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a PODER fellow at the Paris School of Economics, working on the project “Contraints to agricultural technology adoption” under Karen Macours. He has previously worked for Innovations for Poverty Action in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and conducted field work in Ghana and India. His PhD research examines the economics of private health care provision and child health in Ghana.

PODER Appointment: July 2016 - May 2017

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Paris School of Economics

Nouhoum Traore is currently a PhD candidate in applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie in the field of trade, industrial organization, and development economics. As a PODER fellow at Paris School of Economics (PSE), Nouhoum is working on evaluating the impact of agricultural preferential agreements in developing countries. He graduated, summa cum laude, from Hunter College - City University of New York with a BA/MA in economics and math and worked as a project coordinator for Innovations for Poverty Actions (IPA) for two years.

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Stockholm University

Olivia was a PODER fellow at IIES, as part of her PhD program that she is conducting at Paris School of Economics.

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University of Cape Town

Peng Zhang is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Cambridge. Her research has an empirical focus on development economics and labour economics, based on theories in human capital investment, consumption and earning dynamics. She is particularly interested in inequalities in developing countries. Her major PhD work includes: the effect of college expansion on the intergenerational mobility in China; the heterogeneous effects of a restriction to traders on household consumption between rich and poor households in Ethiopia (joint with Pramila Krishnan).

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University of Namur

Renate Hartwig was a post-doc fellow at the Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) at the University of Namur in Belgium. Her project in Namur looks at the indirect effects of health insurance and the insurance function of informal savings organisations in the context of Burkina Faso.

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London School of Economics

Ruth is a third year PhD student at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a PODER fellow at LSE. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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University of Cape Town

Samantha De Martino is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Sussex. Her main research interests are situated at the nexus of applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, and sustainable development. During her fellowship at the South African Labor & Development Research Unit (SALDRU, UCT) she conducted research on policies promoting access to credit and uptake of technology under climate uncertainty using risk experiments conducted with small scale farmers.

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