Annekathrin Schoofs

Annekathrin Schoofs is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Passau and a researcher in the “Sustainability and Governance” research unit at RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, Germany. She holds a Master’s in Development Finance from the University of Reading, UK. Her research focuses on financial development at the household level, impact evaluation, microfinance, financial education, household bargaining, decision making, and individual preferences. She uses both experimental and non-experimental methods. Some of her recent work includes impact evaluations of financial literacy, housing finance, technology supported agricultural finance, and youth employment programmes as well as testing innovative methods to improve financial access for women. She has conducted her research in several sub-Saharan Africa countries, including Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Impact Evaluation
Financial Education