Benedetta Lerva joined the IIES in 2014 as a Research Assistant and is a PhD student at Stockholm University. She received her B.S. and M.Sc. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. Before joining the IIES, she has worked for two years as research associate for BRAC Uganda, where she was involved in a field implementation of two randomized control trials. Her main research areas are Development economics, Agriculture and Education, with a special focus on East Africa.