PhD student Sashka Dimova awarded EliteForsk travel scholarship

Sashka Dimova, PhD student at the Department of Economics and Business, is one among 20 young research talents who have received an EliteForsk travel scholarship of DKK 300,000. The scholarship is intended to help young research talents to go on long-term research stays at universities offering world-class research environments within their fields.

Sashka is hoping to spend six months at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) – a research centre at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is spearheading some of the most innovative labour market research initiatives. She hopes to use her research to answer questions such as how labour market policies impact pay formation and unemployment, to which extent case workers contribute to creating jobs, and whether the increase in the number of people finding jobs by participating in meetings prevents others from finding a job? The answers to these questions may prove important for labour market policies.

Read the portrait of Sashka Dimova that the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education brought on their website in connection with the award (in Danish).