Paloma de Melo Assuncao MSc.

PhD fellow

Paloma is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. She obtained her B.A. in economics from Escola de Economia de Sao Paulo (EESP-FGV), and a Research MSc from the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, with focus on empirical microeconomics. Prior to joining UNU-MERIT, she worked as a macroeconomic research intern at Santander Bank and junior economic consultant at MCM Consultants, both in Brazil.

Her research interests include gender economics and family economics, with focus on the female economic participation, human capital and social norms in developing countries. At UNU-MERIT, she is particularly interested on studying the role of resource constrains and economic returns from children in explaining gender gaps in child human capital in Asia.