Areas of Specialization: Labour Economics, Applied Micro
Louise Grogan joined the Dept. of Economics in 2002. She received a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, an MA from the Université Catholique de Louvain and, a PhD from the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam. She is a Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Central Asia.
Her research is currently funded by the SSHRC and DFID-ESRC Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research. Ongoing projects examine the impact of growth in Sub-Saharan Africa on health outcomes during 1990-2015; the impact of mobile money systems on savings and consumption in Benin; the importance of Soviet forced labour history in explaining interpersonal trust in contemporary Russia; the relationship between colonial settlement patterns in Colombia and contemporary spatial inequalities in human capital, public goods, and the rule of law; and the impact of rural electrification on labour market development in Guatemala.
She has published in journals including Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, Economics of Transition, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Journal of African Economies.