I am Liyou Borga, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at INSIDE - Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development, University of Luxembourg. Before that, I was a Junior Researcher at CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute) in Prague, Czech Republic, where I did my PhD.

My main research interest lies in labour economics and applied econometrics, mainly the role of early investments in childhood. I am particularly interested in skill formation, child development, intrahousehold resource allocation, and measurement of poverty and vulnerability. I explore the importance of innate abilities, parental investment, time use patterns, and early childhood interventions in explaining inequalities in cognitive and noncognitive skills as well as health capital.

My current research focuses on:

  • Intrahousehold Bargaining and Resource Allocation: The role of women empowerment on child health
  • Sibling Rivalry: Child Endowment and Intrahousehold Allocation
  • Children's Own Time Use and its Effect on Skill Formation
  • Dynamic Complementarity, Self-Productivity and Cross-Productivity of Skills
  • The Socioeconomic Gradient of Child Development