Elizaveta Perova is a Senior Economist at The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Office. She leads the East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab. She is a micro-economist by training, and has worked on poverty measurement, labor and gender. She has an MPP and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
Hillary Johnson is an Economist with the East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab in the East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Office. Her expertise is in applied research, including impact evaluations and survey design. She has worked on various topics, including gender, entrepreneurship, and socioemotional skills development. She holds a Master’s in International Development Economics from Université Paris Dauphine.
Maria C. Lo Bue
Maria C. Lo Bue is a development economist currently working as a research associate at UNU-WIDER. Prior to that, she was a postdoc researcher and lecturer at the University of Goettingen (2017-2019) and Verona (2016-2017). Maria obtained her PhD from the University of Göttingen, with a doctoral dissertation on the complementarities of child health achievements, analysing microdata from Indonesia. Maria has conducted extensive research on the evolution and drivers of child nutrition, reproductive health, education, inequality and socio-economic mobility in Indonesia. Recent projects at UNU-WIDER include works on women economic empowerment, intergenerational mobility and on the evolution of clientelistic practices in low- and middle-income countries.