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Pieter Serneels

Pieter Serneels

Principal Investigator, Rwanda

Pieter Serneels is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia.

His research focuses primarily on human capital and development, using insights and methods from behavioural and experimental economics. Pieter’s work has been published in leading journals in economics and the wider social sciences, as well as in prominent book series and books. His current work centres on delivery of education and health, as well as climate change and work, and the nature of policy decision-making.

Pieter is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), European Development Research Network (EUDN), and Research on Improving Systems of education (RISE).

He is team leader of Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics Research Group (BEDERG), and served as an executive member of the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), both at the University of East Anglia, and is a visitor at Oxford University’s Department of International Development. Pieter was part time seconded to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) during 2018-23, where he provided economics research advice to the Growth Research Team and more recently to the Chief Economist.

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