Dr. Lame Ungwang is a postdoctoral researcher at ISDC, Berlin. Her research revolves around applied microeconomics, impact evaluations, and the use of experimental methods and behavioural economics-informed policies in low-income settings.
Lame’s current work entails designing impact evaluations and experimental studies in the context of peacebuilding programming in settings affected by conflict across Africa and Latin America. This includes projects in Niger, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan, and Guatemala. Additional ongoing projects are on technology use in sanitary health and managerial practices in microfinance, in Botswana and Uganda, respectively.
Lame recently completed her doctoral studies with the International Max Planck Research Group (IMPRS) on Uncertainty, obtaining a PhD in Economics from the University of Jena. In 2019, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. She holds a Master in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, in Germany; and a Bachelor in Economics and International Affairs (double major) from Lewis & Clark College, in the U.S. (Portland, Oregon).