EGC Affiliate Spotlight Series
In this series, we ask EGC affiliates about their career paths, their approach to international development, and what drives their current research.
Patrick Agte, August 30, 2023
The EGC Postdoctoral Associate unpacks the diverse effects of a boost in microenterprise profits for low-income entrepreneurs and their children more than a decade after the intervention.
Deniz Sanin, June 27, 2023
The EGC Visiting Scholar uses econometric methods to find a causal relationship between increased women’s employment and decreased intimate partner violence in Rwanda’s coffee-growing regions.
Valentina Martinez-Pabon, June 8, 2023
As part of a series of studies on inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, the EGC Postdoctoral Fellow and coauthors analyze the equalizing effects of taxation and government spending on income redistribution in the region.
Christopher Neilson, May 4, 2023
Through partnerships with governments and schools, the EGC faculty affiliate leverages big data and artificial intelligence to help students and their families make better-informed decisions about educational opportunities.
Ardina Hasanbasri, February 27, 2023
In recent papers in collaboration with a World Bank data initiative, the EGC affiliate aims to transform the collection and use of household survey data to understand gender disparities.
Amit Khandelwal, November 22, 2022
In two new papers, the EGC affiliate and his coauthors ask, who is bearing the brunt of price increases resulting from retaliatory tariffs between the two economic superpowers?
Antonella Bancalari, October 13, 2022
In a study focusing on Peru, the EGC Visiting Scholar shows that sewerage construction and other projects can have unintended social costs – particularly when they are left incomplete.
José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, October 8, 2022
On the eve of a two-day conference highlighting new analysis of historical data on migration, the economic historian spoke with Alan Mendoza of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies about what drives his research.
Lauren Falcao Bergquist, August 31, 2022
The new EGC affiliate combines economic models and field experiments to better understand how to improve markets for food for both buyers and sellers.
Yusuf Neggers, July 28, 2022
The EGC Visiting Scholar discusses his interdisciplinary research examining questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on state capacity, elections, and the delivery of public services.
Sun Kyoung Lee, June 9, 2022
During a postdoctoral fellowship at EGC, the economist applied machine learning to digitize real estate transaction records and other archival data to shed light on the links between urban infrastructure investments, land use policy, and inequality.
Maggie Jones, March 1, 2022
The EGC Visiting Scholar discusses her research on the Canadian residential school system, American Green Books, and the long-lasting effects of systemic racism in North America.
Kaivan Munshi, February 1, 2022
The Professor of Economics has researched theories of migration, the role of caste in labor markets and, most recently, the links between economic growth and metabolic disease.
Ceren Baysan, December 1, 2021
The EGC Visiting scholar discusses her research on political economy and development economics, focusing on topics of censorship and social and economic integration in Turkey.
Ana Cecília Fieler, November 2, 2021
The Yale Economist uses detailed firm-level data to build economy-wide models that shed light on how international trade influences growth and development.
Costas Arkolakis, October 13, 2021
The award-winning Greek economist uses innovative spatial models to address classic economics issues.
Diana Van Patten, September 5, 2021
Research by the new School of Management faculty member and EGC affiliate articulates the complex economic impacts of foreign firms on the living standards, politics, and environment of Costa Rica.
Naomi Lamoreaux, March 29, 2021
The Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History uses the history of antitrust cases against Standard Oil and other companies to inform modern thinking on the monopoly power of tech giants.
Sam Kortum, February 2, 2021
Winner of the Frisch Medal and the Onassis Prize for International Trade, Kortum has been exploring alternative options for green policies that would be efficient in lowering global carbon emissions in the absence of a uniform international carbon price.
Nicholas Ryan, July 1, 2020
In a recent study, Nicholas Ryan and coauthors examined the goal of universal electrification and reached the surprising conclusion that the poor may ultimately benefit if they are asked to pay for electricity.
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, February 21, 2020
In advance of her delivery of the 30th annual Kuznets Lecture, Penny Goldberg described how changes in world politics affect approaches to reducing poverty, particularly in Africa — and how Simon Kuznets’ best known theory may be challenged by recent developments in a world marked by inequality.