Simone Schaner is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics at the University of Southern California. She is also an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and a member of the Innovations for Poverty Action research network.
Dr. Schaner’s research seeks to understand how households in developing countries coordinate to make critical economic decisions such as how much to save, whether to work, whether to invest in a small business, and how to spend money on health services when a family member is sick. She has a strong interest in gender, and how constraints faced by women shape their roles in markets and households. Her work has been published in top economics journals including the American Economic Review and the American Economic Journal.
Prior to joining USC, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Dr. Schaner has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.
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