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Pieter Serneels is Professor in Economics at the University of East Anglia. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. His research focuses on applied micro, behavioural and labour economics, and political economy in low income countries. He is a Research Fellow at theInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Oxford’s Centre for the Study of African Economies(CSAE) and Department of International Development, and a Full Member of the European Development Research Network. He is also an executive member of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia.

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Key Research Interests

Pieter's research focuses on applied mico, behavioural and labour economics and political economics in low income countries, using methods and insights from behavioural and experimental economics. He is currently working on research in education, health and labour, service delivery, and policy decision making.

Research Groups:  Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics; Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science;
Health Policy and Practice

Teaching Interests

I teach Microeconomics of Development and Econometrics at the Masters level, and Development Economics, Micro-economics and Economics of Education at the undergraduate level. 

I co-direct the MSc in Development Economics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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