Rita Ginja is currently a 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 behaviors. 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 an IZA Research Affiliate from 2010-2013, rejoined in May 2016 and became an IZA Fellow in November 2021.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16280
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13833
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2023, 15 (1), 107-135
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13796
forthcoming in: Economic Journal
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11706
R&R: Journal of Labor Economics.
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
published as 'Who Benefits From Free Health Insurance: Evidence from Mexico' in: Journal of Human Resources, 2023, 58 (1), 146-182
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