Ph.D. Student Beatrice Gibertini holds a BSc in International Economics and Finance from Bocconi University (Italy) and a MSc in International Development from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Since September 2021, she has been pursuing her doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as a recipient of a Marie Skłodowska Curie Scholarship awarded by the European Union. Her thesis focuses on the relationship between mining and poverty with a focus on artisanal small-scale mining.
Alongside her studies, Beatrice has gained research assistant experience at the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Copenhagen, led by Professor Finn Tarp. She has conducted field-research in Myanmar, contributing to the design and implementation of different surveys funded by the Central Statistics Organization and UNU-WIDER. Her work has mostly focused on SMEs, gender wage gaps and mining in Myanmar.