Paula Nagler is an evaluation expert at Erasmus Research & Business Support (ERBS), based at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a focus on entrepreneurship and labor markets, social protection policies, and inclusive innovation. Paula has approximately ten years of experience with public policy analysis, impact evaluation and micro-data analysis in a developing context, and has worked extensively with household surveys and administrative databases.

Previous to her position in Rotterdam, she worked at Maastricht University, as well as in various international organizations (IDB, UNDP, OECD), and consulted for the World Bank, UNIDO and political foundations.

Paula obtained her PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis at the United Nations University-MERIT (Maastricht, NL),
where she also taught various courses in public economics, econometrics and public policy analysis.

The geographical focus of her work is on Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Paula joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2015.