DOCTORAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL
We are pleased to be supporting our Hauser PhD fellow for the academic year 2011-2012, Harvard Kennedy School student Sara Nadel. Sara was chosen from among a competitive group of applicants due to the relevance of her background and PhD interests to the work of the Center, see brief bio below. We welcome Sara to the Hauser community and hope to engage with her throughout the year in meetings, research, and collaborations that would benefit the development of her PhD research and the Center.
Sara Nadel is in her third year in the Public Policy PhD at the Harvard Kennedy School, having completed the Masters in Public Administration – International Development Program in 2009. Prior to coming to HKS, she was the Country Director in Peru for Innovations for Poverty Action, an organization dedicated to rigorous research about development programs. She is working on questions related to the distribution and design of programs in international development. Her paper, "How do households react to eligibility requirements?" examines how households may compromise their well-being in order to appear poor enough to access social programs using data from Mexico's Progresa program.