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Dr. Annekathrin Schoofs

Researcher in the research group “Sustainability and Governance”

Dr. Annekathrin Schoofs

Annekathrin Schoofs joined the research group “Sustainability and Governance” at RWI’s Berlin Office in June 2014.  She holds a Master in Development Finance from the University of Reading, UK.

Her research is focused on financial development at the household level, impact evaluation, microfinance, financial education, household bargaining, decision making, and individual preferences. She uses both experimental and non-experimental methods. Some of her recent work includes impact evaluations of financial education provision by CARE Canada, a housing finance project by Habitat for humanity, technology supported agricultural finance services by KCB Group and MasterCard Foundation, and testing innovative methods to improve financial access for women in cooperation with the University of Connecticut and Innovations for Poverty Action. She has conducted her research in several sub-Saharan Africa countries, including Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.   

Research Interests

Development economics, impact evaluation, development finance and behavioural economics

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Dr. Annekathrin Schoofs

RWI - Büro Berlin
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10115 Berlin

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