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Samantha De Martino

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.

Samantha will also be studying the role of behavioral economic interventions to facilitate climate change adaptation and mitigation in households, and, municipal government buildings. She is currently a research assistant on impact evaluations at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the World Bank, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as an economist for the World Bank in the Sustainable Development department from 2010-2013. She earned her Masters degree in International Economics at Johns Hopkins University with concentrations in quantitative economic theory and environment & energy policy.

During her fellowship she worked on the project "Asset-based Poverty traps” under the supervision of Prof. Martine Visser. Click on the research summary link below for more information on Samantha's PODER research and papers. 

PODER appointment: July 2015 - June 2016


Project Abstracts by this Fellow