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CBE Welcomes Dr. Eva Vivalt

CBE Welcomes Dr. Eva Vivalt

8 September 2016

The Australian National University welcomes Dr. Eva Vivalt to the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) as Lecturer at the Research School of Economics (RSE). 

Building upon a busy few years, Dr. Vivalt continues to influence the world of evidence-based policymaking in economic development. Dr. Vivalt’s research interests include applied econometrics, development economics and public policy.

Originally hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Vivalt received an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford in Development Studies. From there, Dr. Vivalt received a M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Mathematics concurrent with her Ph.D. studies in Economics, receiving her Ph.D. in 2011. 

Soon after, whilst at the World Bank, Dr. Vivalt went on to found AidGrade. AidGrade is a non-profit research institute that conducts impact evaluations and meta-analyses of impact evaluations in international development.

Dr. Vivalt brings a wealth of experience and research capacity in international development and evidence-based policymaking. Much of her research focuses on how governments, non-profit agencies, and other large institutions use evidence from research. “Impact evaluations can be a valuable input when designing policies,” says Dr. Vivalt. “However, we also need to know how to interpret and apply their findings correctly."

Dr. Vivalt brings a wealth of experience and research capacity to this important public policy debate.

“Eva Vivalt is trying to change how we assess success or otherwise of programs and policies in Economics. Her work will likely to transform the field of development Economics. We are lucky to have her join the Research School of Economics" say Professor Rabee Tourky, Director of the Research School of Economics.

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