Alia Aghajanian - PhD student
Alia is an economist, interested in studying individual and household behaviour in conflict settings. Her PhD thesis will determine the consequences of returning home after conflict induced displacement, specifically looking at social capital, labour market outcomes and household welfare.
Alia has worked on the Agency and Development Microcon project in Maharashtra India, looking at how communal riots have affected household welfare and behaviour. Interests include household behaviour, micro economics, poverty, and coping strategies.
Alia is an early stage research fellow with TAMNEAC – a Marie Curie initial training network funded by the European Commission.
Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences
This study represents a comprehensive attempt to estimate the incidence of domestic violence in Ghana, and analyse the attitudes that sustain domestic violence, its determinants and its consequences. More details
Development Studies – Past, Present and FutureIDS Bulletin 47.2 (2016)
At 50 years old, the Institute of Development Studies is ‘looking back, in order to look forward so too this IDS Bulletin aims to trace the history of certain topics in development studies by bringing together two generations of scholars – Research Fellows and students – to provide insight to our rich past and promising future. More details
Social Capital and Conflict
Conflict is either caused by, or brings about, drastic changes in the underlying social relationships between members of a community involved in the conflict. As aid flows to postconflict areas, rather than being a priority in order to prevent further escalation of conflict, social capital is often ignored. More details
When an economist goes to the field – and yes it does happen!16 May 2013
By Alia Aghajanian