Our team


Oriana Bandiera

Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Co-director of the LSE Hub

Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA.  She is co-editor of Econometrica, vice-president of the European Economic Association, and director of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme.  She serves on the council of the Econometric Society, on board of the International Growth Centre and as vice-president of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. At the LSE she teaches the undergraduate Development Economics course, for which she won a Student Union Award in 2020.

Her research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organisations, how this shapes labor markets, the allocation of talent and, ultimately, living standards. Her research has been awarded the IZA Young Labor Economist Prize (2008), the Carlo Alberto Medal (2011), the Ester Boserup Prize (2018), the  Yrjö Jahnsson Award(2019) and the Arrow Award (2021).

Camille Landais

Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Co-director of the LSE Hub

Camille Landais works as Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and is a Director of the Public Economics Programme of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In 2016, Landais was awarded the Prize of Best Young Economist of France for his research on the relationship between changes in inequality and fiscal and social policy and received the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics. He was awarded two European Research council grants (Starting and Consolidator). 

He is co-editor of the American Economic Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He maintains affiliations with the Institut des politiques publiques, Institute for Fiscal Studies, STICERD, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and the European Economic Association.

His research focuses on public finance and labour economics. His most recent research focuses on child penalties. His articles have appeared in various leading journals such as the American Economic Review, or the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is the coauthor of “Pour une revolution fiscale”, with Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez.

Nina Roussille

Economist and Executive Director of the LSE Hub

Nina Roussille is Executive Director of the LSE Hub for Equal Representation. She will join MIT’s Economics Department as an Assistant Professor in 2023, after spending the 2021-2022 academic year as an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE and the 2022-2023 academic year as a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. She received her PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 2021 and previously worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard for the Opportunity Insight lab.

She works on topics in labor, gender and public economics, with a particular interest for the distributional effects of labor market policies. One of her recent research focuses on the role of the ask gap in gender pay inequality.


Gabriel Leite Mariante

Gabriel Leite Mariante is a PhD candidate in Economics at the LSE. Originally from Brazil, he holds a BSc in Engineering from PUC-Rio, an MSc in Statistics from KU Leuven and an MSc in Economics from UCL. He previously worked as a pre-doctoral fellow for STICERD, and as a research assistant for the G²LM|LIC programme at the LSE.

His research focusses on studying labour markets, poverty and inequality across the developing world. His current projects include the study of persistence in wealth inequality in developing countries, the evaluation of governmental anti-poverty policies, and the relationship between economic development and gender inequality.

Amen Jalal

Amen Jalal is a PhD candidate in the Economics department. She has a Bachelors in Economics from Yale University, and was previously a research analyst at the World Bank.  She has ongoing work on gender inequality in low income countries, including on female labor force participation, delivery and targeting of female cash transfer programs, and intimate partner violence against women.

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Christian Höhne

Christian Höhne is a Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant for the Hub. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim and obtained a MSc in Economics from LSE. During his studies he received a merit-based scholarship from the German episcopal scholarship foundation Cusanuswerk. His research interests lie at the intersection of microeconomic theory and applied micro. He currently researches on the effects of social media on populism and works on projects analysing how biased behavior affects labor market outcomes.

Athina Valiouli

Athina Valiouli is a Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Hub. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining the Hub, she worked as a Research Assistant at the LSE department of Management on topics in global agricultural markets and technology adoption. She is passionate about examining how social, institutional, and technological factors lead to increasing inequality.

Gabriela Díaz-Pardo

Gabriela Díaz-Pardo is a Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Hub. She holds a BSc in Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia). Her research interests lie at the intersection between unpaid care-work burden and female labour force participation, exploring how intra-household interactions drive gender inequality in developing countries. Previously she worked as a Research Assistant at The Central Bank of Colombia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Clemson University, among other academic initiatives supporting multiple research projects related to gender inequality, human capital formation and economic growth.