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Pamela Jervis

Pamela Jervis

Post-doctoral Fellow


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 joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). Her current 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. She is also working on the importance of maternal subjective beliefs in explaining the heterogeneity in maternal choices of investments in the development of their children. Before joining the IFS, Pamela gained experience being involved in various research projects of empirical and analytical nature, conducting relevant research on the effects of Chile’s recent pension reform and social programs that support early child development in developing countries like Chile, Colombia, Nigeria and 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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