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Dr. Cara Ebert

Researcher in the research department „Labor Markets, Education, Population“

Dr. Cara Ebert

Cara Ebert joined RWI as a postdoctoral researcher in the competence area "Labor markets, Education, Population" in February 2019. She studied Economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin (B.Sc.) and the University of Amsterdam (M.Sc.). In January 2019, Cara gained her Ph.D in Development Economics at the University of Goettingen. Her doctoral thesis is titled „Child Development and Human Capital Formation— Evidence from Randomized Interventions and Gender Inequality“.

As a development economist Cara’s research interests lie in the field of family, gender and human capital. Cara investigates barriers to human capital development, specifically cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early childhood,  as well as effective interventions to promote skill development and reduce gender discrimination. For these purposes she collects primary data and runs randomized controlled trials in addition to quasi-experimental identification techniques.

Cara also completed appointments as a research analyst at The National team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, as a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as a Consultant for the German Corporation for International Cooperation, and was teaching at the University of Goettingen.

Research Interests

development economics in the field of family, gender and human capital

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Dr. Cara Ebert

RWI - Büro Berlin
Invalidenstraße 112
10115 Berlin

Phone: +49 (30) 2021598-22
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