Katerine Ramirez Nieto is a PhD student in the Department of Agriculture, Environment, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University.
Katerine received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Clark University (2010), where she did a double major in Economics and Mathematics. She also received a Masters in Public Administration (2011) from the same institution, and a Masters in Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis (2014).
She has worked in the non-profit and financial sectors; and more recently, on organizations related to economic research. Through her academic and professional experiences, she has built a portfolio or research interests that lie under the umbrella of agriculture and development economics. She focuses on individual’s incentives to improve their own welfare and escape poverty, either through informal labor, or entrepreneurship activities. Under the supervision of Joyce Chen, she wishes to explore different settings in which these incentives lead to temporary or permanent migrations.