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Rita Ginja

researcher at Department of Economics, Affiliated researchers and teachers

+4618-471 1591
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Rita Ginja is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the Uppsala University. She holds a PhD in Economics from University College London (UCL), where she studied between 2004 and 2010. Prior to joining UCL, she completed a B.A. in Economics at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in 2002.

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Rita’s research interests include applied economics, labor economics and development. She has been working on the evaluation of anti-poverty programs in U.S. and Latin America. Rita has studied the effects of a large preschool program for poor in U.S. (the Head Start) on cognition and behaviours. She has been working on the evaluation of a Chilean program for indigent families and on the evaluation of the Mexican health insurance for individuals not affiliated with the social security system.

She has also been studying the responses to shocks to family income on within household allocations and to which extent these changes are transferred to children’s human capital.


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