After finishing my PhD in economics in October 2013, I am now working as an economist with the World Bank focusing my work on poverty and inequality analytics in Europe and Central Asia. Before my assignment in Washington DC, I stayed with the Asian Development Bank in Manila and the International Labor Organization in Geneva. Both research opportunities strengthened my interest in developing countries with a particular focus on labor markets, human development and social policy.
During my time as a PhD researcher at the European University Institute, I wrote three papers in applied micro econometrics all related to the question on how "Institutions, circumstances and interactions between agents shape economic outcomes on the individual and aggregate level". My PhD thesis explores three different set ups which combine a theoretical model and an empirical framework to better understand how the wider environment influences behavior and outcomes in markets.
Link to my PhD thesis: Three essays in applied econometrics