Britta Augsburg, an Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is an economist whose research focuses on understanding the channels through which poverty affects child development and how policy can be used to target these. Her current research portfolio focuses on the influence of the child’s nutrition and wider environment and the effectiveness of programs and policies that tackle constraints to environmental improvements at the community and household level.
Institute for Fiscal Studies
World Bank Research
Pierre is an economist in the Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank. He received a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2016. His research concentrates on Public Finance and Financial Inclusion in developing countries. In particular, how do tax evasion, informality, and limited administrative capacity impact the design of tax and transfer programs in low and middle-income countries.
NUS Business School
Cristian Badarinza is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. His research interests are in the areas of real estate finance, household finance and financial economics. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from Goethe University. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Research Assistant in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main. His research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and Annual Review of Economics.
University of Innsbruck
Alexandra’s general research addresses topics on social exclusion and pro-social behaviour. Using economic experiments, she mainly studies group dynamics in social dilemma situations focusing on social exclusion as a form of punishment and its effects on individual behaviour.
University of East Anglia
Current research interests are the Black Death of 1348-9 and subsequent epidemics; their social, economic and cultural impact on fourteenth-century England; and their long-term contribution to England’s subsequent precocious economic performance.
University College London & Peace Research Institute Oslo
Kristin M. Bakke is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at University College London (UCL) and Associate Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). She has published widely on the causes, dynamics, and legacies of political violence, and her current research focuses also on individuals’ geopolitical orientations in Russia’s ‘near abroad’.