Research Fellow 2018-2019

Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
WAPPP Fellow
Center for International Development Fellow

Nancy Birdsall has been researching and writing on economic development issues for more than 25 years. Her most recent work focuses on the relationship between income distribution and economic growth and the role of regional public goods in development. As a WAPPP Fellow, Nancy will write a book in which her personal story provides an anchor for discussion of key issues in global development.

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S Anukriti

S Anukriti

Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College,
Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University,
WAPPP Fellow

S Anukriti is an economist whose research examines how economic outcomes are shaped by social norms and public policy. Her research interests lie in the fields of development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender.

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Melanie Khamis

Melanie Khamis

Associate Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Research Fellow
WAPPP Fellow

Melanie Khamis’ research focuses on different aspects of the labor market, in particular informal labor markets, gender and ethnicity in the labor market, and migration. As a WAPPP Fellow, she intends to investigate the gender wage gap and occupational choices of women in the United States, in particular the role of specific high earnings occupations.

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Jessica Preece

Jessica Preece

Associate Professor in Political Science at Brigham Young University
WAPPP Fellow

Jessica Preece’s research focuses on the role political party messaging and recruitment plays in women’s political representation. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will develop interventions for party leaders interested in seeing more women run for and win office.

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Jessica Pan

Jessica Pan

Associate Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
WAPPP Fellow

Jessica Pan’s research examines gender differences in economic and educational outcomes, with a focus on under-explored determinants such as gender norms, social interactions, taste discrimination, behavioral traits, work flexibility, and social influences.

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Inmaculada Macias-Alonso

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Fellow

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso researches the effects of sex and gender on employee evaluations and feedback. As a WAPPP fellow, she is examining how meritocracy beliefs affect gender stereotyping and moderate the provision of negative feedback to men and women.

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Ghazal Zulfiqar

Ghazal Zulfiqar

Assistant Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
WAPPP Fellow

Ghazal Zulfiqar’s research is focused on analyzing the different approaches to global and local advocacy for marginalized women workers in the informal economies of the Global South.

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Clémentine Van Effenterre

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Fellow

Clémentine Van Effenterre’s research examines the role of gender norms and institutions on human capital formation, labor supply, and political preferences. As a WAPPP Fellow, she will examine the formation, evolution and implications of gender differences in preferences over alternative work arrangements.

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Chiara Trombini

Chiara Trombini

WAPPP Fellow

Dr. Chiara Trombini’s research focuses on judgment, decision-making, and negotiation. As a WAPPP Fellow, she examines the impact of cognitive and affective interventions for reducing gender biases in individual and organizational decision-making.

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Siri Isaksson

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
WAPPP Fellow

Using experimental evidence, Siri Isaksson examines how gender differences in everyday decision-making translate into economic inequalities. In particular, she is researching the gender differences in group work.

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Sa-kiera Hudson

Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Harvard University
WAPPP Fellow

Sa-kiera Hudson researches power hierarchies and intergroup relations, in particular the origins of social hierarchical perception. She also focuses on intersectionality in processes of discrimination and prejudice.

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Marc Grau-Grau

ISFamily Santander Chair Researcher, Universitat International de Catalunya
Academic Collaborator, International Center for Work and Family, IESE Business School
WAPPP Fellow

Marc Grau-Grau's research explores the benefits of fatherhood involvement for fathers themselves and their jobs. As a WAPPP Fellow, he is examining how men and women negotiate flexible work arrangements in their organizations and how structural conditions and gender dynamics affect those negotiations.

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Jeni Klugman

Jeni Klugman

Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security
WAPPP Fellow

Jeni Klugman is a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Women in Public Policy Program at Harvard University and Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security.

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