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PODER Fellows

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University of Cape Town

Sara Tonini is a PODER fellow at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, SA and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research work at the University of Cape Town will focus on policies to facilitate access to credit.

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Paris School of Economics

Senne Vandevelde is a PhD candidate at the KU Leuven in Belgium and a PODER fellow at the Paris School of Economics, where he is working on the long-term evidence of early childhood interventions in Latin America together with Karen Macours. His research interests lie in the field of development economics in general and agricultural value chains and the political economy of the global food system more specifically. Senne holds Master’s degrees from KU Leuven and from King’s College London and has also spent some time at the University of Pennsylvania as part of an exchange program.

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Paris School of Economics

Sikandra Kurdi was a PODER fellow at the Paris School of Economics where she worked with Sylvie Lambert and Karen Macours.

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Bocconi University

Sofia was a PODER Early Stage Researcher at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Her work encompassed applied micro econometrics with a particular focus on child health, gender issues, and human development in developing countries.

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London School of Economics

Tetyana is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and was a PODER fellow at the London School of Economics. Her overarching research interests revolve around labour and development economics, with a special focus on the economics of immigration.

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Travers was a PODER fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he worked on post-conflict reconstruction, insurgency, and business-political networks of developing countries.

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University of Namur

Yiyang is a PhD student at the Department of Economics at Essex and currently visiting University of Namur as a PODER fellow. Her current projects focus on institution, inequality measurement and economic development, under Guilhem Cassan and Jean-Marie Baland. Her main research fields are development economcis, labour economics and family economics.

PODER Appointment: September 2016 - August 2017

PODER project: Identity groups and informal institution

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

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Zlata is a PhD candidate in Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a PODER fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, working on the project “The importance of incentives in the private and public health sector in developing countries”. She was previously a development economics researcher –currently a fellow– at the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID), where she gained ample research and field experience. Her PhD thesis draws on her research at AIID. Originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she has lived in the Netherlands for most of her life.

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