The Webinar series in Finance and Development - WEFIDEV - was created by Giorgia Barboni, Sean Higgins and Nicola Limodio in early 2020. Our goal was to support junior researchers in sharing their early stage work when meeting in-person was impossible due to Covid-19.
Since we started WEFIDEV, we have hosted over 30 webinars and organized an in-person workshop (click here for a complete list of our past webinars). Our speakers work at universities and research organizations located all across the world. Now, as we enter our third year, we look forward to continuing to build this community and provide a supportive space to share new and early stage research.
The WEFIDEV Team
Kim is an empirical researcher in household finance, focusing on developing countries, including Uganda, Kenya, and India. In her job market paper, she shows that bank presence can play a crucial role in improving health of households. Banks offer health insurance to households and credit to hospitals. Generally, she is interested in exploring how financial policies impact households beyond improving their financial situation.
Natalie supports researchers and organizations in increasing their impact through developing, managing, and communicating research. She specializes in topics at the intersection of international development, gender, and economic inclusion. Natalie received her Masters in Agriculture, Food, and Environment, with a specialization in Global Agricultural Development, from the Friedman School for Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.