Michelle Gonzalez Amador MPP
4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation
Michelle González Amador is a PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT since 2016. Her research looks at the relationship between income groups, economic decision-making, social networks, and educational & economic outcomes. Specifically, she looks at inequality in student transition to tertiary education. Other interests include behavioral and development economics & impact evaluation, tech policies and leveraging tech innovations for development, social networks and graph theory, and decision-making and social psychology for vulnerable groups.
She holds an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, with a focus on Quantitative Policy Analysis.
As of 2020, she co-organizes the Mechanism Design for Social Good working group on Latin America and the Caribbean. A research working group that utilizes methodologies from Economics, Computer Science and other Social Sciences to tackle issues in the region.