Hi, I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at Penn State University. Prior to joining Penn State, I graduated with M.Sc. in Applied Statistics (2008), and M.Sc. in Statistics and Applied Economics (2011) from the ENSEA. I also have three years of work experience, assisting with a team that created an investment holding company (Togo Invest), and then working  briefly for the United Nations. 

Click HERE to access my job market paper!

My research interests lie in International Trade, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics and Applied Macroeconomics with a focus on inequality and welfare unequal distribution.
The focus of my research is evaluating the distributional impact of economic policies or shocks across heterogeneous population, using micro and macro data. Particularly, I investigate ways to better account for income inequality using non-homothetic preferences.

I will be attending the upcoming European Job Market Meeting in Rotterdam (December 18 - 19, 2019) and the American Economic Association meeting in San Diego (January 3 - 5, 2020).

Email. kodzovi@psu.edu 
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