Rita Ginja is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Bergen. She holds a PhD in Economics from University College London.
Rita’s research interests include labor economics, education and development. She studied the effects of a large preschool program for poor in U.S. (the Head Start) on cognition and behaviours. She is working on the evaluation of a Chilean program for indigent families and on the health and labor market impacts of universal health insurance. She has also been studying the responses to different types of shocks to family resources on within household allocations and to which extent these changes are transferred to children’s human capital.
Rita was a IZA Research Affiliate until 2013 and rejoined in May 2016.