Berit C. Gerritzen

Berit C. Gerritzen

PhD candidate, Economics & Finance, University of St. Gallen
Berit C. Gerritzen


Berit C. Gerritzen is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where she works as a research assistant at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research. Her main research interests lie in the area of public policy, gender and health economics. Prior to starting her PhD, Berit completed several internships at the Geneva-based human rights NGO UN Watch, at EDAM Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies in Istanbul, Turkey, and in the finance department of VZ Depository Bank in Zurich, Switzerland. She has also spent a year in Accra, Ghana, where she worked as a volunteer teacher in a local school and as an intern for Nestle. At WAPPP, Berit will study the impact of gender roles and female intra-household bargaining power on HIV prevention efforts using panel data from the Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project. Berit holds an MA in economics and a BA in international affairs from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with exchange semesters at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Assessing the relevance of gender roles and bargaining power in the context of HIV prevention among married couples in rural Malawi

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