Stephanie Levy

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.

Content by Stephanie Levy
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    The economics of humanitarian aid: Are we on a slippery slope?

    Could the current modalities of humanitarian aid to refugees be improved? Dr. Stephanie Levy argues for more creative aid agreements to form the backbone of the global response to the current refugee crisis. At the World Humanitarian Summit (WH Summit), David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, announced that 25% all of all IRC interventions will be...

    17 Jun 2016 | Stephanie Levy

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    Scaling up social protection: Price & productivity effects on growth

    As gradually more countries begin implementing social transfers to protect the most vulnerable parts of their population, the issue of how these policies will impact the local and the larger economy is an increasingly important one. Today's blog argues that the indirect effects of social transfers, particularly on prices and productivity, should be accounted for when...

    25 Nov 2015 | Stephanie Levy