Julia Tobias

Julia Tobias

Email:

j.tobias@lse.ac.uk

Policy Economist

IGC London Hub, Research Programme, Researcher

Julia Tobias is a Policy Economist in the IGC London Hub. She provides thematic leadership over IGC’s work in energy and state effectiveness. Previously, she has worked with the World Bank, Global Innovation Fund, and the National Team for Accelerating Poverty Reduction under the Vice President of Indonesia. Her interests focus on poverty reduction, social protection, governance, and innovative approaches to public services delivery. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale University.

Content by Julia Tobias
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    Publication - Growth Brief

    Growth Brief: The cost of violence - Estimating the economic impact of conflict

    Alongside its dire humanitarian costs, armed conflict poses a range of risks to a country’s economic growth and development. Measuring the economic impacts of violence matters because it can inform resilience strategies and drive resources toward conflict prevention. Fragile states often struggle to maintain resilience to conflict and other shocks; conflict, economic...

    13 December 2016 | Hannes Mueller, Julia Tobias

  • Blog post

    #PoweringGrowth: 3 new facts from the IGC Energy Conference

    In today’s blog, we bring you highlights from the recent IGC Energy Conference, capturing new ideas and evidence on policies to fight energy poverty. Most of these are fresh findings that haven’t been published yet! The idea that affordable and reliable energy is tightly linked to a country’s economic growth is not one that many people question.  What does remain...

    2 December 2015 | Julia Tobias, Upaasna Kaul

  • Blog post

    Hiring Do-Gooders or Go-Getters: Attracting talent to improve public service delivery

    What is the best strategy for attracting the strongest candidates into government jobs? This widespread challenge is particularly relevant in developing countries, where low skills and motivation among public sector workers often translates into poor-quality essential public services like health and education. Effective governance requires recruiting and retaining people...

    13 July 2015 | Oriana Bandiera, Julia Tobias

Julia Tobias
Email:

j.tobias@lse.ac.uk

Policy Economist

IGC London Hub, Research Programme, Researcher