Ralitza Dimova is a Professor of Development Economics at the University of Manchester. Since her graduation from the Catholic University of Leuven with a PhD in Economics, she has worked in a number of countries, including France, Germany and the US. Prior to that she lived and worked for two years in India. As part of a three year project, sponsored by the British Academy, she developed an academic network with four countries in Francophone West Africa. The project resulted in several subsequent research programmes.
Much of Ralitza's on-going research focuses on food security, labour markets in developing countries, social norms and intergenerational transfers. She is particularly interested in behavioural field experiments.
Ralitza joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2006.