8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
7. Social Protection
Karol Rodriguez is a Ph.D. student in Economics of Development at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics -UNU-MERIT. Her research focuses on how public policy can shape household and children's wellbeing, with a focus on social protection, nutrition, and childhood development interventions in both middle- and low-income countries.
Karol's research interests also include the study of household dynamics and the household's decision-making process, especially in the context of poverty. Her professional experience includes research collaboration projects and consultancy at UNU-MERIT, the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom and the OECD. In her home country, she worked for the Colombian government in the Ministry of Education and the National Department of Planning.