Carolin is a PhD student in Economic Geography. She is interested in regional income inequality and local labour markets. For her PhD project, she uses administrative and survey data from the Office for National Statistics to trace the widening regional income inequality in the UK. Her research is funded by an ESRC scholarship. She has co-authored a report on the geography of innovation with Riccardo Crescenzi, Simona Iammarino, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Michael Storper that was commissioned by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
In spring 2020, Carolin spent three months at the Luskin School of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles as a visiting doctoral researcher on the invitation of Professor Michael Storper, also funded by the ESRC. In 2019, she interned at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, where she co-authored a chapter on the detrimental effects of corruption on business growth and development in emerging East European and Central Asian economies.
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Carolin worked as an analyst at Belmana. Her work focused on policy evaluations with a focus on business support. She holds a BSc in International Economic Studies from Maastricht University and an MSc in Economic History (Research) from the LSE. She tweets @ioramalama.
GY307 – Theories of Regional Development
GY103 – Contemporary Europe