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Economics PhD student receives Fulbright Award

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Economics PhD student receives Fulbright Award

Warwick Economics PhD Student, Carmen Villa-Llera, has received a Fulbright Award for a research exchange stay at the University of Chicago.

Carmen’s work explores the dynamics of living in cities. She addresses questions such as why people choose to live in cities and how that determines wages, what the determinants and impacts are of gentrification and crime, and how housing policies can affect spatial inequalities.

The Fulbright Award will enable her to spend six months learning from leading researchers at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, continuing her research as a visiting student.

Commenting on the award, Carmen said: “As a researcher interested in neighbourhood change, gentrification, and crime, the experience and history of the city of Chicago will be particularly enriching and transforming. I hope this stay will enable me to produce high-quality research that can make an impact in policymaking and improve welfare in cities across the world.”

Fulbright Awards are granted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to advance knowledge and promote civic engagement through education exchange between the US and the UK. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious scholarship programmes globally, providing grants for postgraduate study, research and teaching.

Find out more about Carmen’s research.

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