Anja Benshaul-Tolonen

Anja Benshaul-Tolonen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. She works on economic development. Her work focuses on the local welfare effects of natural resource extraction in Africa, including employment, women’s empowerment, health and criminality. Another strand of her research focuses on the access to sanitation and links to education. She teaches development economics and econometrics at Barnard College. Prof. Benshaul-Tolonen is an external research member at Oxford Center for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre), UNESCO has funded her research and she has consultancy experience from the World Bank. She received her Ph.D. from University of Gothenburg in 2015 and has been a visiting researcher at Princeton University, New York University, University of Oxford and University of California at Berkeley.

Additional information can be found on her web site.

CDEP projects:

Schooling, Stigma and Periods Among Adolescent Girls in Eastern Africa

African Mining Booms and Local Welfare