Daniel Halim is an applied microeconomist in the World Bank Gender Group. Before joining the Gender Group, Daniel was a consultant with the World Bank East Asia & Pacific Gender Innovation Lab, where he worked on an inferential research studying the role of childcare on maternal employment and an impact evaluation project of a large-scale government program to reduce undocumented migration. Daniel works at the intersection of development, labor, education, and gender economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Personal website: www.danielhalim.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielHalim93
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.