Chrysanthi Hatzimasoura Ph.D.

Chrysanthi is a Senior Social Scientist in The Lab @ DC. She is also a Research Professor at the GW Institute of Public Policy at The George Washington University. She is currently leading evaluations related to youth and returning citizen programs.

Prior to joining The Lab, she co-directed an interdisciplinary university seminar that brought together top researchers who are engaged in the experimental design of policy both in the US and internationally. She is the co-founder of the Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES).

Before joining The Lab @ DC, she was a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for International Economic Policy. Her areas of expertise lie in measurement theory with applications to randomized evaluations. She has developed measurement methodologies for ordinal information in health economics. Chrysanthi has worked at the World Bank, where she led the evaluation of a randomized controlled trial in Nicaragua on women’s economic empowerment. Her previous experience includes work on DC’s vulnerable youth’s aspirations and economic decision making, for which she was awarded the Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship. As a professor and graduate student she has taught courses in econometrics, development economics, and microeconomics.

She earned a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University and a B.S. in statistics and economics from the University of London, Birkbeck College. Chrysanthi also trained as a concert pianist and holds a B.Mus. in piano performance, for which she was unanimously awarded a distinction. She lives in Ward 2 with her lifelong partner Philip and their 3-year old Athona who thankfully is a great traveler and joins them in Greece every summer.

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