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.