Posts tagged as: Rwanda Team

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    Christian Lippitsch

    Christian Lippitsch is a country economist for the IGC in Rwanda. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Cologne and a MSc and PhD in economics from the University of Edinburgh. In his PhD thesis, he addresses questions concerning agricultural productivity and the impact of climate change on rural economies. Prior to his PhD, Christian worked for several...

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    Mphatso Kumwenda

    Mphatso Kumwenda is a Country Economist for IGC Rwanda. She holds an MSc in Applied Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining the IGC, Mphatso worked with the Fraser of Allander Institute conducting research on economic policy response in crisis, particularly the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the policy action on the UK economy. Mphatso has also...

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    Anna Twum

    Anna Twum is a Country Economist at the IGC in Rwanda. She holds an MPA, Economics and Public Policy degree from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Pomona College. Prior to the IGC, she worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a research analyst where her work focused on macroeconomic economic analysis and capacity development. She has also worked...

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    Lauren Falcao Bergquist

    Lauren Falcao Bergquist is Lead Academic for IGC Rwanda. She is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Michigan. Her research is in development economics, with a focus on agricultural markets and firms in sub-Saharan Africa. She received her PhD in economics from UC Berkeley in 2017.

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    Richard Newfarmer

    Richard Newfarmer was most recently the World Bank's Special Representative to the United Nations and World Trade Organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked with country delegations and Geneva-based international organizations on issues of trade (WTO, UNCTAD and ITC), labour (the ILO), climate change (the WMO and WFP), and health (WHO, Global Fund, UNAIDs)....