Elise Wang Sonne BITSS CatalystEconomics

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne is a PhD research fellow at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her research is focused on using a gender perspective to evaluate interventions aimed at increasing technology adoption and children’s wellbeing in Sub Saharan Africa. Elise investigates the determinants of women’s intra-household bargaining power using cross sectional survey data or lab and field experiments. Through her teaching activities in statistics and econometrics and thesis mentorship of Master of Science students in Public Policy and Human Development at her university, Elise aims to advance the rigor of research methods. As part of the OpenCon movement she is dedicated to “Empowering the next generation to advance Open education, Open access and Open Data”, and is committed to sensitizing and building junior researchers’ adoption of transparent methods in Sub Saharan Africa.