Dr. Simona Bejenariu is a recent Ph.D. from Gothenburg University. Much of her research is in health and labor economics, with a touch of development. Her work is primarily empirical; investigating the effects of austerity measures and maternity benefits on the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in Romania. She is also currently involved in several policy evaluation programs aimed at measuring the efficacy of new policy programs targeting Roma women in Romania. You can find out more about Dr. Bejenariu and her work at http://economics.handels.gu.se/english/staff/phd_candidates/simona__bejenariu.

Dr. Eirini Tatsi is a recent Ph.D. from Goethe University. She is currently employed as a research fellow at SAFE, Goethe University. Her research focuses on the role of networks, social interactions and peer effects in generating economic and educational outcomes. Her work is largely empirical and highly policy relevant. At the same time, Dr. Tatsi’s work also develops new econometric tools for the study of spatial and social interactions in economic settings. You can find out more about Dr. Tatsi and her current research at https://sites.google.com/site/etatsi/.

Both Dr. Benjenariu and Dr. Tatsi will be starting their new positions at SOFI on September 1, 2015.