Heidi Kaila

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and a consultant at the Gender Innovation Lab Africa of the World Bank. I work on a broad range of issues in development economics, using quasi-experimental methods as well as time series analysis. I have projects on i) the consequences of conflict and policies related to violence reduction ii) the role of the information economy in transforming rural livelihoods, and iii) long-term human capital development. I am currently overseeing a large panel study in Madagascar led by David Sahn.

I received my PhD in Economics at the University of Copenhagen in 2017. Before joining Cornell, I worked with the World Bank in Nigeria. Before my PhD I was a research assistant at UNU-WIDER (United Nations University -World Institute of Development Economics Research). I have a Master's and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.


Email: kaila.heidik (at) gmail.com

hkk35 (at) cornell.edu

Twitter: @KailaHeidi