Catalina Franco to Economics and FAIR

By Astri Kamsvåg

11 September 2019 09:03

Catalina Franco to Economics and FAIR

Catalina Franco from Colombia has just started in a three-year position as postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics and FAIR. "I think my position is perfect for consolidating a research agenda and building a network", she says.

Catalina Franco is one of the newcomers at NHH this autumn.
Catalina Franco is one of the newcomers at NHH this autumn.

Catalina is a development economist whose work draws upon the models and tools from the fields of behavioral and experimental economics.

The overarching theme of her research is understanding individuals’ decision making in real-life settings and studying the effects of providing interventions that can help people make more informed decisions. Catalina is particularly interested in studying heterogeneity in these decisions and in responses to interventions across gender, ability, and socioeconomic status.

"As a young economist, I think my position is perfect for consolidating a research agenda and building a network. What is really great about NHH and FAIR is the high quality of the group and of the research that is produced, the excellent work environment, and the connections with many researchers and universities inside and outside or Norway", Catalina explains.

BACKGROUND 

Catalina is Colombian and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Before coming to NHH, she spent two years at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. She has also worked at the central bank and the National Planning Department, both in Colombia, and at the Labor Markets and Social Security Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

Department of Economics

FAIR

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