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About Caroline Krafft, PhD

Caroline Krafft is an economist specializing in development economics, primarily labor, education, health, and inequality in the Middle East and North Africa. She collaborates with St. Kate’s students, international non-governmental organizations, and a global network of scholars in her research. Current projects include work on early childhood development, labor market dynamics, life course transitions, human capital accumulation, and fertility. Caroline teaches courses in economics and statistics, and serves as the program director for the Women and International Development major. She is particularly interested in how economics can help societies understand and address social issues, and is writing a textbook on that topic.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, St. Catherine University Economics and Political Science Department
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2020 - Present Assessing the impact of providing access to nurseries on female labor force participation in Egypt.
World Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Bruno Crepon, Stefano Caria, Abdelrahman Nagy
$170,000
2020 - Present Assessing the labor market impact of COVID-19 on women with young children in Egypt
IZA G2LM | LIC
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Bruno Crepon, Stefano Caria, Abdelrahman Nagy
$34,286
2020 - Present Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement: Syrian Refugee Adolescent Girls in Jordan.
World Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$22,345
2020 - Present LSMS+ Supported Individual-Disaggregated Data Collection in Sudan Labor Market Panel Survey
World Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$130,000
2020 - Present Sudan Labor Market Panel Survey 2020 Additional COVID-19 Funding
IZA G2LM | LIC
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$34,286
2020 - Present The Impact of Subsidized Access to Nurseries and Employment Services on Mothers’ Labor Market Outcomes and Child Development in Egypt
IZA G2LM | LIC
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$487,989
2019 - Present Youth Socio-Economic Participation and Aspirations in Jordan
UNICEF
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad, Maia Sieverding
$193,270
2018 - Present Impact Evaluation in Egyptian Kindergartens
World Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
$89,703
2018 - Present Sudan Labor Market Panel Survey 2019
IZA GLM | LIC
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$377,140
2020 - 2020 Do small formal and informal firms in Egypt perform similarly and have similar characteristics? An analysis of enterprise characteristics and dynamics.
World Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$24,725
2018 - 2019 Establishing a Research Working Group on Economic Vulnerability in the Arab World
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Ragui Assaad
$498,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, ODK-X Technical Steering Commitee, ODK-X
2015 - Present Member, American Economic Association
2015 - Present Reviewer, See CV
2014 - Present Member, Population Association of America
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, Labor and Human Development Theme, Economic Research Forum Annual Conference (2014)
  • Lloyd B. Short Award for Best Individual Paper, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2011)
  • Jernberg Public Service Fellow (2009–2011)
  • Walter H. Judd International Graduate Fellow (Summer 2010)
  • Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, St. Catherine University (2018)
  • Patricia O’Connor Myser Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Nominee, St. Catherine University (2017)
  • Patricia O’Connor Myser Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, St. Catherine University (2020)

Education

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2015 Ph.D., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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2011 M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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2007 B.A., Sociology/Anthropology and Classical Languages, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6679

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