Britta Augsburg
Britta Augsburg
Senior Research Economist
Education:

Ph.D. in Social Protection Policy, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, NL, 2008.
Thesis Title: "Microfinance - Greater Good or Lesser Evil?"
Advisors: Prof. Orazio Attanasio and Prof. Chris deNeubourgh.

Masters in Econometrics (Doctorandus in Econometrie), University of Maastricht, Maastricht, NL, 2002

Propedeuse in Econometrics, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, NL, 2000

Britta joined the research team at EDePo@IFS in 2008. Her research focuses on microfinance, household investments decisions, subjective expectation data and program evaluation.

She has extensive experience in the management of research projects and corresponding data collection. She for example managed a three-wave household survey in Anantapur, India (n=1,000) and a three-state evaluation study of a sanitation intervention delivered through microfinance institutions (n=6,000).

Britta holds a degree in Econometrics and PhD in Social Protection Policy from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. She is a research associate at the United Nations University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Sanitation dynamics: toilet acquisition and its economic and social implications

| IFS Working Papers

The authors use primary data collected in both rural and urban contexts in two states of India to understand determinants of toilet ownership and acquisition and subsequently to analyse the acquisition of toilets in the context of an intervention that alleviated one of the major constraints to acquisition - financial resources.

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