Simone Schaner is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her primary research interests include household decision-making, financial access and innovation for the unbanked, and household health-seeking behavior. Dr. Schaner has experience collaborating and engaging with external partners and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds, including private banks, informal health services providers, and government agencies to implement randomized controlled trials. The bulk of her field research is located in East Africa, India, and Indonesia. Prior to joining Dartmouth, Dr. Schaner completed her PhD in economics at MIT, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She also holds a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University.
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.
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The Department of International Development (DFID) 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.
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