Biography

Yasmine Bekkouche

Yasmine Bekkouche

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yasmine is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mind and Behaviour Research Group at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. Before that, she was a postdoctoral researcher at ECARES, ULB. She holds a PhD in Economics from Paris School of Economics (PSE), an MA in Public Policies and Development Economics from PSE, and an MA in Data Science from ENSAE Paris-Tech.

Yasmine's primary research fields are development economics and political economy. In current projects, she works on education quality in developing countries, with a focus on primary and pre-school in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. Specifically, her research aims to identify better levers to increase learning achievements. She also investigates the role of money in politics – both in developed and developing countries – through studying the causal impact of campaign spending on election outcomes in multiparty democracies.