Konuşmacı: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Quentin Stoeffler
Konu: Do Cash Transfers Foster Resilience? Evidence from Rural Niger
Meeting ID: 979 3450 6933
Quentin Stoeffler is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Istanbul Technical University. His research focuses on Development Economics, specifically on issues related to poverty and poverty alleviation programs. Most of his work has been conducted in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, where he collaborates with the World Bank, national governments and other partners, and in Turkey. He has conducted several impact evaluations related to social safety nets programs, such as cash transfers or micro-insurance, in order to understand how to support household strategies to improve their long-term wellbeing. He is particularly interested in poverty measurement, in the selection of social program beneficiaries (targeting), and in household risk coping and investment strategies. He also greatly enjoys surveys, fieldwork, and mixed-methods research, as he cares deeply about quantitative and qualitative data collection. Before joining ITU, Quentin worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, USA, where he was involved with the Global Action Network on Index-based Insurance. He has been a consultant for the World Bank with the Social Protection and Labor group in the Africa region since 2011. He holds a master degree in Development Economics from Sciences Po, France and a PhD in Economics from Virginia Tech, USA.