Hi, I am a PhD Candidate in Economics from Penn State University. Prior to joining Penn State Economics, I graduated with a M.Sc. in Applied Statistics (2008) and a second M.Sc. in Statistics and Applied Economics (2011), both from the ENSEA.

My research interests lie in International Trade, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Applied Macroeconomics with a focus on income inequality and unequal welfare distribution.The focus of my research is evaluating the distributional impact of economic policies or shocks across heterogeneous populations, combining micro and macro data. Particularly, I investigate ways to better account for income inequality, including through the use of non-homothetic preferences.

I will be attending the European Job Market conference in Rotterdam (December 18-19, 2019) and the American Economic Association's ASSA Annual Meetings in San Diego (January 3-5, 2020).

Email. ksa159@psu.edu kAbalo@worldbank.org

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