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Pamela Jervis

Pamela Jervis

Research Associate


MPhil/PhD Economics, University College London, 2016
MRes Economics, University College London, 2011
MSc Economics, Universidad de Chile, 2006
BSc Economics, Universidad de Chile, 2004

Pamela is an IFS Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile, which she joined in 2020.

She previously worked at the IFS in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). Her work includes evaluating stimulation and nutrition programmes as well as the implementation of a quality pre-school intervention, primarily randomized field experiments, aimed at improving early childhood development in India..

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W19/15
This paper estimates flexible child health production functions to investigate whether better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices make nutrition intake more productive for children aged 6-24 months.
IFS Working Paper W19/06
Many children in developing countries grow up in unstimulating environments, leading to deficiencies in early years’ developmental outcomes, particularly cognition and language. Interventions to improve parenting in the first 3 years of life have a clear impact on these outcomes, but the ...

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