Research Economist, World Bank
Anja Sautmann is a Research Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group (Human Development Team). She is interested in how households and individuals make decisions, from healthcare for children to daily consumption to marriage, and how incentives and individual behavior shape optimal policy design. Before joining the World Bank, Anja was an Assistant Professor at Brown University (2010-2017) and the Director of Research, Education, and Training at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT (2017-2020). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and her undergraduate degree in Economics from Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany. She is an affiliate of the CESifo research network.