Miri Stryjan will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 June 2022.
About the speaker
Miri Stryjan is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the Aalto University School of Business - Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. She does research in development economics, political economics and applied microeconomics with a regional focus on East Africa. Much of her current research studies different aspects of finance in developing countries, including loan contract structure, selection into borrowing and the motivation of loan officers in microfinance. More generally, she is interested in how individuals and communities interact with institutions, broadly defined, especially exogenously imposed ones. She has done extensive fieldwork in Uganda for her projects related to microfinance, small business growth and decision making in groups. She holds a PhD from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University. Prior to her current position, she was an Assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. It provides a forum for for visiting scholars, UNU-WIDER researchers, external researchers, policymakers and industry specialists to present their research.
In addition to providing a forum for both academic debate and training, the series presents an opportunity for policymakers and others interested in development to learn about the latest research methods and findings.
The WIDER Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays. All those interested are invited to register and attend via Zoom.