Contact information:

UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti
Piazza SS. Annunziata, 12
50122 Firenze

Email: jdehoop{at}unicef{dot}org


I work as a researcher (social policy specialist) at UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti supporting the Transfer Project, a research collaboration examining the effects of cash transfer programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. My research focuses on the effects of social protection and labor market programs in developing countries on child labor, education, youth employment, and mental wellbeing. I previously worked as a researcher at the International Labour Organization, was affiliated with the Paris School of Economics as a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow, and worked for the World Bank as a field manager on the Zomba Cash Transfer Project in Malawi. I hold a PhD in economics from the Tinbergen Institute and VU University in Amsterdam.