Pieter Serneels is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia. His research is on applied micro, behavioural and labour economics and human capital in low income countries.

Pieter is a full member of the European Development Network (EUDN) and Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP). He is a visiting scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. He provides research advice as Senior Research Fellow to the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and to Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) at the Blavatnik School of Government Oxford. Pieter co-directed the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia, and has been a visitor at the University of Oxford, The World Bank, Universidad de Los Andes, among others. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has given advice to governments in low, middle and high income countries.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2009.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 16914
published online in: World Bank Research Observer, 09 May 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11115
Oladele Akogun, Andrew Dillon, Jed Friedman, Ashesh Prasann, Pieter Serneels
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2021, 35 (3), 652 - 680
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10123
Till Seuring, Pieter Serneels, Marc Suhrcke
published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2019, 233, 252-261
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10002
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2017, 60, 5-17
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6737
published in: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015, 59 (4), 555-592
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