Winnie van Dijk

 Winnie van Dijk joins Yale as Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. She is an economist whose research uses large, linked data sets to study the causes and consequences of poverty in high-income countries. Professor van Dijk’s work combines frontier econometric methods with the collection and curation of new data sets including court filings, information collected by public agencies, surveys, and credit reports  and aims to inform the design and evaluation of economic policies that are relevant to low-income households. Her research includes empirical studies of the causes and consequences of eviction, housing assistance, legal aid, school choice systems, and criminal records, as well as the determinants of representation of low-income households in academic research. van Dijk is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and she is affiliated with Opportunity Insights, the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab, the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, and the center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in economics, and she was a Saieh Family Research Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard. Before obtaining her Ph.D., she studied at the London School of Economics and at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.