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Parker elected to leadership positions at Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association, Center for Global Development

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This year, professor Susan W. Parker has assumed two leadership roles: Executive Committee Member at the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) and non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD).

At LACEA, Parker will serve on a number of committees, including contributing to the organization’s strategic planning and development efforts. LACEA is an international association of economists with common research interests in Latin America, formed in 1992 to facilitate the exchange of ideas among economists and policymakers.

In her role at CGD, Parker will participate in the organization’s activities and publications by contributing to seminars, working papers, etc. CGD works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers.

Parker’s research focuses principally on education and health in developing countries and in particular on the evaluation of programs and public policies. She has particular interest in the areas of conditional cash transfer programs and targeting.

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