Dr Stephanie Levy is visiting the LSE Department of International Development as a Research Fellow. She is a development economist with over 15 years of experience in rural development and poverty reduction policies in Africa and South-East Asia. Her research has focused on agricultural development policies and poverty reduction. Her current research looks at the local economic impact of social protection and cash transfers, the complementarity between rural development policies and social transfers and the impact of financial chocks and stresses on household behaviour in West-Africa.
She holds a PhD from Toulouse University and a MA from the Sorbonne University.