Danila Serra

Research Fellow

Texas A&M University

Danila Serra is Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Oxford.

Danila is an applied economist employing experimental methods to address policy-relevant questions in development, education, labor, and gender economics. She is a J-PAL Faculty Affiliate and an EGAP (Evidence in Governance and Politics) Research Member. Her work has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IZA G²LM|LIC program, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the US State Department. In 2017, Danila was the inaugural recipient of the Vernon Smith Ascending Scholar Prize, which is given yearly by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) to an exceptional scholar using experimental methods in economics research.