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Pieter Serneels

Former Visiting Fellow - CGD Europe


Human capital, behavioural, labour, and personnel economics


Pieter Serneels is Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA).  His research focuses on human capital, behavioural, labour and personnel economics. In his work he typically combines surveys, randomised control trials and lab-in-the field experiments to shed light on key issues in human development.  

Pieter has published widely in academic and policy journals and books, and has given advice to governments and policy makers.  He is founding member and executive committee member of the Center for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), Fellow at the Institute of Labor (IZA), Oxford’s Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), the European Development Network (EUDN) and Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP).  Pieter obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford, where he subsequently worked; he previously also worked at the University of Copenhagen, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization.

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