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I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the Aalto University School of Business - Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

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. Prior to my current position, I was an Assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Photo credits: Aalto University/Kukka-Maria Rosenlund


Email: miri.stryjan[at]aalto.fi

Address: Department of Economics
Aalto University School of Business
PO BOX 21210
FI-00076 AALTO