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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11106
published as 'Parental Leave Benefits, Household Labor Supply, and Children's Long-Run Outcomes' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2020, 38 (1), 261-320.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10122
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources as "Who Benefits From Free Health Insurance: Evidence from Mexico"
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8979
published in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126, F66 -F95
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8209
published in: Economic Journal, 2019, 129 (617), 172-208.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6315
published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, 6 (4), 135-173