Racky Balde

PhD fellow

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

Racky Balde is a Ph.D. research fellow at UNU-MERIT. She holds a Master degree in Applied Economics from Gaston Berger University in Senegal. She worked for the CREFAT research institute and the CRES institute in Senegal. She was also involved in a project of the Partnership for Economic Policy. The project was about assessing the effects of ECOWAS reforms on employment, growth, and welfare. Her research interests encompass labor market dynamics, self-employment, informality, gender gap and non-cognitive skills.