Dr. Viola Asri (University of Konstanz), Anna Hochleitner (University of Nottingham)
Dr. Viola Asri (University of Konstanz), Anna Hochleitner (University of Nottingham)
The project team A02 invited two colleagues – Viola Asri and Anna Hochleitner. They presented their most recent research projects, which used experimental approaches to address pressing questions on social policy, inequality and development.

The part of the team of the A02 project around Sebastian Fehrler is currently preparing a quasi-experimental impact evaluation study of the social pension in Bangladesh. To exchange with other experts on experimental approaches in social policy and inequality in the Global South, we invited Anna Hochleitner – soon to start her new Post-Doc position at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) – to discuss her latest experimental research on the impact of shocks and relative income on redistributive preferences.

After that, Viola Asri – recently appointed as a Senior Researcher at the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen – presented her latest experimental work (with Ankush Asri and Anke Hoeffler) on the causal effects of a career exploration programme for young women in Indian schools in a large northern city in India.

Both presentations elicited a lot of debate among the participants and provided a lot of food for thought for the A02 project of the CRC 1342. We are looking forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with the two presenters in the future.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fehrler