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I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. I will be joining the Aalto University School of Business - Helsinki Graduate School of Economics as an Assistant Professor in the Fall semester of 2020.
I do research in development economics, political economics and applied microeconomics with a regional focus on East Africa. Much of my current research studies different aspects of finance in developing countries, including loan contract structure, selection into borrowing and the motivation of loan officers in microfinance. More generally, I am interested in how individuals and communities interact with institutions, broadly defined, especially exogenously imposed ones.
I have done extensive fieldwork in Uganda for my projects related to microfinance, small business growth and decision making in groups.
I hold a PhD from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University.
Email: miristry[at]bgu.ac.il; miri.stryjan[at]aalto.fi