Professor Silvia Prina is a development economist interested in understanding the behavior of poor households for the purpose of uncovering potential strategies to improve their lives. Her works feature rigorous empirical methods and the implementation of unique, randomized interventions to answer questions of central importance in development economics.
Professor Prina is also the PhD in Economics Program Director and co-editor of Labour Economics.
IZA is a nonprofit research institute and the leading international network in labor economics. The mission and vision of the IZA is to act as a research-based mediator between science and society by developing a global cluster of excellence in labor market research that explores the changing world of work and promotes the future of labor market research.
The IZA also publishes a world-recognized discussion paper series, IZA Discussion Papers, where IZA members circulate their ongoing research before eventually being published in leading academic journals.