Anja Tolonen

Assistant Professor of Economics

My research interest are focused on topics within development economics. In particular, one strand of my research explores how natural resource booms affect local welfare, with a specific focus labor markets, criminal behavior, health and gender. Another strand of my research focuses on economics of gender and the household, exploring transmission of information within the household, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and access to sanitation for adolescent girls. I use empirical methods including natural experiments, lab experiments in the field and randomized control trials.

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This winter, Barnard faculty members were awarded prestigious research grants that support an array of interests, enabling them to conduct collaborative research with other institutions. 

In the summer and fall of 2017, Barnard's exceptional faculty were awarded multiple prestigious research grants and fellowships.