Antonella Bancalari

Antonella Bancalari

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Child health, Child nutrition

About me

Research topic:

Sanitation and Child Health in Lower-Middle-Income Settings

Antonella is a PhD Candidate in Demography/Population Studies at the LSE. Her research focuses on the impact of sanitation on children’s health, including mortality, anthropometrics and infectious diseases, in densely populated urban transition areas. Her research also aims to understand the political economy behind the provision of sanitation infrastructure. She also investigates adoption of sanitation solutions, decision-making and social psychology in order to inform how to release demand-side constraints.

Antonella is originally from Peru and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) - International Development from the LSE and a BSc in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru). Antonella is currently a Researcher at the development sector of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo - IFS).  

Research interests:
Antonella is currently working in Latin America, particularly in Peru, and in slums in India. In the past Antonella has worked on evaluating the impact of sanitation, child and maternal health and nutritional programmes and policies in Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador and Nigeria. Her research interests are child, maternal and public health, human capital, water, sanitation and hygiene, fertility, development economics, behavioural economics and causal inference methods.

Supervisors: Dr Berkay Özcan, Dr Joan Costa-Font

Expertise Details

Child health; anthropometrics; water; sanitation and hygiene; child nutrition; maternal health fertility; causal inference methods