Emma Smith, HKS
CID PhD Affiliate, Concentrations in Development Economics & Behavioral Economics
Emma is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy. Emma's research lies at the intersection of development and behavioral economics, with a focus on forced migration and social networks. In current work she studies the role of social learning in eroding stigma and increasing mental health care-seeking for Syrian refugees in Jordan. She is a co-founder of the Syrian Refugee Life Study, one of the first long-term longitudinal data collection efforts to survey a large, representative refugee sample and follow that sample over time. Prior to her PhD Emma worked for two years in Busia, Kenya, with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).