Karmen Naidoo is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a Research Assistant at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), working on capital flight and governance in Africa. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development and is affiliated to the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at the University of Cape Town.
Karmen’s research interests are development economics and labour economics. She works on topics related to the impacts of trade and technology on the labour market, structural transformation, inequality and poverty.