Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Clara’s main areas of research are in development and behavioral economics with a gender focus. Clara is particularly interested in human capital (health, education), human capital formation and drivers of motivation (non-cognitive skills, aspirations, personality development, mental health) and their role in economic development. She also works on performance-based incentives and monitoring as tools for improving service delivery. Other fields of interest include risk management and technology adoption among poor farmers. Most of Clara’s research is driven by randomized controlled trials conducted in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.