Soazic Elise Wang Sonne

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Elise is a PhD research fellow at UNU-MERIT. She holds a double engineering degree in Statistics, Econometrics and Applied Economics from The Sub-regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics of Central Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Elise is also a holder of a MSc in Program Evaluation from the University of Rennes 1 (France) funded by the UK Chevening Cameroon Woman excellence scholarship.

She  worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the Economic Department of the French Embassy and the National Institute of Statistics of Cameroon. Her research interest encompasses technology adoption, children's health, gender, conflict, applied econometrics, impact evaluation and transparency in social sciences.  Elise is also a holder of numerous excellence academic prizes, fellowships and scholarships such  as the The Cameroon head of the state excellence scholarship for outstanding graduate students and the United Nations young African Scholar fellowship program.




Selected publications by Soazic Elise Wang Sonne


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Leuveld, Koen, Eleonora Nillesen, Janneke Pieters, Martha Ross, Maarten Voors & Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, 2018, Agricultural extension and input subsidies to reduce food insecurity. Evidence from a field experiment in the Congo, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-009


Conference contributions
Nillesen, Eleonora, Koen Leuveld, Janneke Pieters, Martha Ross, M.J. Voors & Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, 2017, The impact of agricultural extension and input subsidies on knowledge, input use and food security in Eastern DRC, Center for the Studies of African Economies (CSAE) Oxford Annual Conference, CSAE Oxford, United Kingdom, More information


UNU-MERIT