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Kristina Czura receives award for practice-relevant developmental research

Kristina Czura, former PhD student of Stefan Klonner, Professor of the Department Development Economics, was honored for her doctoral thesis with the award for “praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung” (practice-relevant developmental research). She received the price for her work "Empirical essays on microfinance in South Asia: Financial product design, borrower welfare, and risk coping".

The award is presented annually by the committee of developing countries of the Association for Social Policy in cooperation with the KfW Development Bank with the aim to foster the dialogue between science and practical developmental work. At the annual meeting of the committee of developing countries in late June 2013 in Munich the three winners were honored and received a cash prize of 3,000 euros.
Kristina Czura currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. After completing her Master in Economics at the University of Muenster and Stockholm, she joined the Ph. D. program of the Goethe University Frankfurt.
16 Sep 2013
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