Globalization and the Gender Gap
Principal Investigator Andrei Levchenko
Andrei Levchenko is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Previously, he was an Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and has held visiting positions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Zurich. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Italian from Indiana University in 1999. Prof. Levchenko’s research focuses on the interactions between globalization, economic development, and macroeconomics. His research has appeared in a variety of journals including Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and Journal of International Economics.
Co-Principal-Investigator Quy-Toan DoQuy-Toan Do is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Team of the Development Research Group. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 2002, his research has focused on institutions and their relationships to economic development. In recent papers, he investigated the impact of land titling on agricultural investments and credit access; he also looked at the political economy of institutional development by investigating several mechanisms that could potentially link the distribution of wealth to the quality of institutions. He holds an MA from Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Toulouse, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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