Making development aid work: New methods in impact evaluation



Thursday, 16. October 2008 | 8:30 Uhr

Speaker

Dina Pomeranz

Organisation

Harvard University, Boston

Dina Pomeranz

Dina Pomeranz is a PhD candidate in economics at the Harvard University Department of Economics, where she is specializing in development economics and in the analysis of policies aimed at poverty reduction. Prior to her doctoral studies, she graduated in international relations and international economics at the Institute for International Relations (HEI) in Geneva.

Besides her academic interests, Dina Pomeranz has been active in a variety of organizations, including as a consultant to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO and the Chilean Tax Authorities, an intern at the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, a founder and organizer of the network ‘Swiss Economists Abroad’ and of the association ‘Swiss Friends of TamTam Africa – Together Against Malaria’.

Her endeavors have led her into many different parts of the world and have been recognized by rewards such as the dissertation fellowship of the ‘Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics’ of Amartya Sen at Harvard University and the membership of the Swiss Study Foundation.

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