Dr. Sophia Kan

Research Interests
  • The intersection between migration and socio-economic development
  • Remittances flows
  • Education

    Teaching Assistant for (S=Summer / W=Winter)
  • Advanced Development Economics, MA/PhD (W 2013/14, W 2014/15, W 2015/16, W 2016/17, W 2017/18)
  • Development Economics III, MA (W 2014/15)
  • Introduction to Development Economics, BA (S 2013, S 2014, S 2015)
  • Issues in Latin American Economic Policy Making: Structural Weaknesses in Latin America, MA (S 2017 W, 2017/18)
  • Trade-related and Macroeconomic Issues in Latin American Economic Policy Making, MA (S 2016, S 2018)

    2016: Dr.rer.pol. in Economics, University of Göttingen
    2006: EdM in International Education Policy, Harvard University
    2004: MPP, University of Erfurt
    2001: BA in Political Science, University of Washington

  • Kan, S. and Aytimur, E. (forthcoming): Labor force participation of women left behind in Tajikistan. Oxford Development Studies.

    Working Papers and reports
  • Kan, S. and Klasen, S. (2018). Macroeconomics and gender: recent research on economic growth and women’s economic empowerment.
  • Kan, S. (2018). Labor force participation of women left behind in Tajikistan. (No. 40). IZA GLM|LIC Working Paper Series.
  • Kan, S. (2016). Improving health in Tajikistan: Remittances trump other income (No. 206). Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity, and Growth - Discussion Papers. Manuscript submitted for publication
  • Kan, S. and Klasen, S. (2018). Evaluating UPE in Uganda: the impact of school fee abolition on educational outcomes (No. 245). Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth-Discussion Papers. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Kan, S. and Wils, A. (2016). Analysis of Risk Factors in Education in Developing Countries: Technical Report (Background Paper for The Learning Generation, commissioned by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity / the Education Commission).

  • Kan, S. (2016): Essays on Globalization and Development: From Tajikistan to Uganda. PhD thesis. University of Göttingen.

    Research Affiliations
  • G2E (Growth to Empowerment), Pathways for Shared Prosperity : 2016-pres
    Funded by the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) research program, financed by DFID, the Hewlett Foundation, and IDRC
  • Gender and Employment in Central Asia - Evidence from Panel Data: 2015-16
    Funded by the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme
  • Research Training Group - Globalization and Development (1723): 2012-16
    Funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)