Melanie Morten is an Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the labour mobility of low-income individuals and her work combines original data collection, field experiments, and economic modeling. Melanie’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Political Economy, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of African Economics, and covered by media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, and the Washing Post. She graduated with a PhD from Yale University in 2013 and was named Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 2019.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.