Interviews, blog posts, videos and press reactions to my research
I was interviewed by the Dutch national Newspaper 'NRC' for an article about imports and exports between The Netherlands and Russia and possible impacts of the war in Ukraine for Dutch firms. The article entitled "Nederlandse bedrijven exporteerden vorig jaar voor ruim 5 miljard euro naar Rusland" appeared on March 21st, 2022 in the newspaper's blog about the war on Ukraine.
Contribution to the Blog BlISS about COVID-19 and health. The post is entitled "What the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis teach us about our global interconnectedness and its implications for inequality".
The Dutch Newspaper 'De Volkskrant' reported in an article published on February 27 about pressure against the opposition in Uganda making reference to a report I co-produced in 2016. The article is entitled 'Hoe Oeganda met Nederlandse steun de oppositie onderdrukt'.
On December 1st we celebrate World AIDS Day. This year I gave an interview to Erasmus University about the psycho-social impacts of sending text messages to people living with HIV in Burkina Faso. The interview is entitled 'Sending messages of support to HIV patients'.
On the occasion of International Refugee Day I shared my research about intended return migration of Syrian refugees in Germany and Turkey. The working paper can be found here, a downloadable infographic and a blog post are also available.
The Dutch Newspaper 'Nederlands Dagblad' reported about the working paper on June 26. The article is entitled 'EU heeft morele plicht vluchtelingen te helpen'. The article is not publicly available on the internet. The Italian newspaper Avvenire reported about the research on June 25. The article is entitled 'Johansson: «Aprire vie legali ai migranti»'.
The findings of "The impact of the Ethiopian health extension program and health development army on maternal mortality: A synthetic control approach, Social Science & Medicine" in a video.
Read the ISS BlISS blog post "Reporting or turning a blind eye? Police integrity in Uganda" and check out the related infographic about my research on police officers in Uganda.
NRC Handelsblad took up my research on gender and teaching evaluations again that has already been featured in several outlets in 2016. For more details see below. The article that appeared on April 1st, 2017 was entitled "Vrouwelijke docent lager gewaardeeld".
RGHI Newsletter March 2017: RGHI Member in Focus Interview about my ongoing project in Burkina Faso. The full interview can be found here.
DevISSues: Interview about my research in Burkina Faso in DevISSues (Winter 2016): Staff-student discussion with Vanessa Perez Lamas about the impact evaluation I carry out among People Living with HIV in Burkina Faso. The interview can be accessed here. The project is entitled "Evaluating SMS to promote retention and adherence by HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso". More information about the project can be found under the header "Ongoing Projects".
Times Higher Education "Growing evidence of anti-female bias in student surveys" by Chris Havergal. The article reflects on my research on gender and teaching evaluations. The original research article is published in Economics of Education Review and can be accessed here.
Contribution to a discussion on the enforcement of informal workers' rights on the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform. The discussion can be accessed here.
Opinion piece on the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies: Beyond formalization: Towards an inclusive approach to the informal economy.
My research on gender and teaching evaluations that I conducted with Matthias Rieger and Katherine Voorvelt triggered quite some press responses in the Netherlands. The Working paper entitled Gender, ethnicity and teaching evaluations: Evidence from mixed teaching team can be accessed here. The article as published in Economics of Education Review can be accessed here. Some examples of press uptakes can be found below:
Resource, Magazine of Wageningen University
Punt. Magazine of Avans Hogeschool
EADI Publication Digest
AD Haagse Courant, March 14, 2016
Kijk of kennis - Nieuws over wetenschap en onderzoek
I was interviewed by the Dutch national Newspaper 'De Volkskrant' for an article about job creation in developing countries. The article took up the results of a Working Paper by David McKenzie presenting experimental evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria. The program randomly allocated enterprise funding providing each winner with an average of almost US$50,000. The paper suggests that the program had large positive effects on firm entry, survival of existing businesses, profits and sales. Most importantly, the findings suggest an over 20 percentage points increase in the likelihood of a firm having 10 or more workers. 'De Volkskrant' wanted a critical discussion of these findings. The article entitled "Geef een man geld en hij koopt een hengel" appeared on November 3, 2015.