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Dr. Cara Ebert

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

Dr. Cara Ebert

Cara Ebert is a senior researcher in the competence area "Labor markets, Education, Population"  since February 2019 and the deputy head of RWI’s Berlin Office. She is also a Research Affiliate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics and a fellow of the Joachim Herz Foundation. Cara studied Economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Amsterdam, and completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Göttingen (summa cum laude). For her PhD dissertation Cara was awarded the Young Researcher Award of the German Economic Association’s Research Group on Development Economics.  

Cara has worked as a research analyst at The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction in Indonesia, as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as a Consultant for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), and taught at the University of Goettingen.

Research Interests

Development economics, human capital, economics of gender and family

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Dr. Cara Ebert

RWI - Büro Berlin
Invalidenstraße 112
10115 Berlin

Phone: +49 (30) 2021598-22
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