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Anna Folke Larsen
Senior Research Economist
PhD in economics, University of Copenhagen

In the ROCKWOOL Foundation Interventions Unit, I ensure the quality of our impact evaluations in collaboration with external researchers, and I make statistical analyses that contribute to the development of new interventions. Currently, I work with the evaluation of a socioemotional learning material in elementary school called PERSPEKT and the design of an evaluation of the intervention against high drop-out rates in vocational schools. In addition, I am mapping the poor mental health among young people in Denmark. This exploratory work will form a starting point for the development of new interventions to prevent or mitigate poor mental health.

Through my former research career, I have specialized in statistical methods and quantitative impact evaluations. My primary interest is to employ data to answer questions that are relevant to society and through sharp and rigorous data analysis to give the best possible basis for decisions among policy makers.

Former employment:

University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics: Postdoc with a research grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark with a research stay at Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute. Ph.d. student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, with research stay at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Former consultant for the ROCKWOOL foundation in a quantitative evaluation of RIPAT. Research assistant and teaching assistant at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.