Maliheh Paryavi is a PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Kennedy School, specializing in behavioral economics and political economy. During her fellowship at WAPPP, Maliheh’s research will focus on studying the external and internal constraints that hinder gender equality and women’s empowerment in the private, economic and political spheres, and will seek to design interventions that aim to bypass some of these constraints. Previously, Maliheh served as the Editor in Chief for the Women's Policy Journal of Harvard and worked as a Junior Professional in the Banking and Debt Management Group in the World Bank's Treasury. She was also a researcher in the World Bank's Chief Economist's Office for the Middle East and North Africa region serving in the core team responsible for the flagship report, “Gender and Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Women in the Public Sphere.” Maliheh is a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar and holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School, BS in Finance and BA in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park.
Gender nudges that influence perceived norms around women’s abilities and employment