Visiting Scholars

Academic Year 2013-14

Cynthia KinnanCynthia Kinnan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on how households in developing countries use financial products and informal insurance networks to finance investments, save, and cope with risk. She is particularly interested in the causes of missing markets; in the interaction between insurance, credit, and investment; and in microfinance. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and and affiliate of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis and Development (BREAD). She received her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.
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Sandra SequieraSandra Sequeira is an Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics. Her areas of research include applied microeconomics, economic development and economic history. Her current research focuses on understanding the determinants of entrepreneurship; the impact of ethical branding on producer welfare; the determinants of effective public service delivery and the impact of transport infrastructure on economic activity. Sequeira holds a PhD from Harvard University and a BA from Universidade Nova.
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Sandip SukhtankarSandip Sukhtankar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth. His research interests are in development economics, political economy, and public economics, with a particular focus on corruption, governance, and the delivery of public benefits and services. He is an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and a contributor to Ideas for India. Sukhtankar holds a PhD from Harvard University and a BA from Swarthmore College.
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Petia TopalovaPetia Topalova is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Harvard. Her primary areas of interest are development and international trade. Her research focuses on two main themes. First, she studies the consequences that structural reforms can have in developing countries. Her work in this area has ranged from exploring the impact of India's trade liberalization on poverty, inequality, and child labor, to estimating its effect on firm productivity, product adoption, and tax evasion. A second set of projects focuses on political affirmative action for women, disentangling its consequences for women's voice and aspirations, and attitudes towards female leaders. Topalova is currently on leave from the International Monetary Fund. She holds a PhD in Economics from MIT and a BA from Brandeis University.
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