Fenella Carpena is a Senior Research Fellow at NUPI, with a research focus on development economics.
Her recent projects include investigating the effects of electricity provision on kerosene markets, evaluating the impact of financial education on financial behavior, and the consequences of drought on food security among rural households. This work draws upon a diverse set of methodologic perspectives, including both experimental and quasi-experimental techniques.
She earned a PhD in Economics from the University of California - Berkeley, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School and as a Consultant at the World Bank. She holds a BA (with high honors) double major in Applied Mathematics & Economics and minor in Japanese, also from UC Berkeley.
For more information, please see her academic website and Google Scholar profile.