Economics Ph.D. Candidate, Georgetown University
Deniz Sanin is an Economics Ph.D. Candidate at Georgetown University and a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in WAPPP. She is an applied microeconomist. Her fields of interest are development economics (primary) and labor economics (secondary) with a focus on gender. Her research examines how government policies and laws affect gender inequality and decision-making within the household. She combines theory, novel data and rigorous empirical methods to answer policy-relevant questions. Her most recent work provides causal evidence on the impact of government-induced rapid expansion of the coffee mills in Rwanda on women's paid employment, earnings of women and their husbands, and domestic violence. As a WAPPP fellow, she looks forward to continuing this project. In her dissertation, she also investigates the impact of domestic violence laws on domestic violence in Rwanda and parental leave laws on female labor supply and fertility in Europe. She holds an M.A. in Economics from Duke University and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.