Alumni profile

Frieda Vandeninden

Thesis: Poverty Alleviation: Aid and Social Pensions, 2011

Promotor(s): Izabela Jelovac, Chris de Neubourg & Pierre Pestieau

Frieda Vandeninden, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/United Nations University, and works as a consultant for the World Bank (Social protection teams: African, East European and Central Asia countries). Before her current positions, she has been a researcher at the University of Liège and a research fellow at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the MGSoG, Maastricht University (2011) and a Master in Economics from the
University of Liège (2005, Summa cum laude). Her areas of specialization are Applied Economics and Development Economics. Her previous academic projects have been focusing on aid effectiveness and  social protection (policy simulations on social pensions in European countries). She has also been working on consultancy projects, such as poverty analysis (Belgium), evaluation of Budget Support in Tanzania (EC), vulnerability assessment in Pacific Islands (UNICEF). She has a good knowledge of econometric statistical software packages and of the management of large survey databases.


Selected publications by Frieda Vandeninden