Seither Afonso, Julia
My research is on development and behavioral economics. Most recently, I have been studying behavioral constraints of micro-entrepreneurs and their consequences for productivity, how political attitudes spread through different types of migrant networks, and the effect of feedback policies on student behavior. I have run and designed field and lab experiments in Mozambique, Uganda, and Portugal. In Mozambique, I have also managed field experiments on the role of mobile money for migrants. Currently, I am working on a field experiment in Uganda evaluating the impact of economic empowerment for female entrepreneurs and their children, and early-childhood interventions in Latin America.
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad del Rosario and I am co-directing JILAEE – the Joint Initiative for Latin American Experimental Economics. I am also an external member of NOVAFRICA. I earned my Ph.D. in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics in 2019 and completed my postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago and the Universidad del CEMA. From 2017 until 2019 I was a Visiting Student Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.
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HR job title
Profesor principal de carrera
principal investigator on
Last degree obtained
Doctorado en Economía, Universidade Nova de Lisboa