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Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Michela Carlana is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. She is affiliated with the Center for International Development, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and Women in Public Policy Program. Carlana is a faculty affiliate at LEAP-Bocconi University, a research affiliate at IZA-Institute of Labor Economics,  CESifo, and CEPR. Her research agenda focuses on topics related to inequality and education, with a focus on gender and immigration. Carlana received her PhD from Bocconi University in June 2018.

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Outside Professional Activities For Michela Carlana

Organization Relationship
Aalto University Research or teaching appointment
Aarhus University Reimbursed travel
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Research or teaching appointment
CESifo Research Network Research or teaching appointment
French Ministry of Education Reimbursed travel
Helsinki GSE Reimbursed travel
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Research or teaching appointment
J-PAL Research or teaching appointment
Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies (LEAP-Bocconi) Membership on a scientific or other advisory board
Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies (LEAP-Bocconi) Research or teaching appointment
London School of Economics and Political Science Reimbursed travel
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research or teaching appointment


Social Policy
Gender, Race & Identity
Education, Training & Labor

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