Assistant Professor Matthias Rieger will undertake a research project entitled “Causal Factors of Child Growth: Evidence from Aggregated Survey Data” financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The project aims to inform nutrition-related interventions and clinical trials, as well as identify investment priorities for the Gates Foundation. The project will estimate complex micro-econometric models using “big data”- sets on longitudinal child growth around the world assembled by the Gates Foundation. The grant is worth $197,000.
The research project will be supported by Arjun Bedi from ISS and Sofia Karina Trommlerova from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
The research will foster research synergies with other ISS colleagues working on global health such as Natascha Wagner. The project also feeds into the Institute’s participation in the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and the Rotterdam Excellence Initiative on Universal Health Coverage.