Romeo Gansey

Office Address: 
249-2 McNeil
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Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania
MPP, Public Policy, Duke University, 2013
BA, Statistics, University of Benin, 2000
Entered Program: 
2013
Dissertation Chair: 
Irma T. Elo
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Samuel H. Preston
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Petra Todd
I am a researcher in the field of public policy with a strong background in health and micro-econometrics. My primary focus is on child health, poverty, and vulnerability in developing countries. My other research interests pertain to migration and long-term population dynamics. My previous works include an impact evaluation of the malaria program in Mainland Tanzania, using a difference-in-difference approach, an econometric assessment of vulnerability to poverty, and an estimation of the distributional impact and efficiency of taxation on households. Furthermore, I have more than 10 years of field experience in designing (question design and sampling), supervising, processing, and analyzing household surveys with an emphasis on Living Standards Surveys in developing countries.

As far as personal aptitudes are concerned, I have developed sharp, critical, and analytical thinking. I have deep knowledge of techniques and software packages (Stata and R) related to panel data and duration analysis, and structural equation modelling. I have strong oral and written communication skills. I also have a commitment to meeting deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. I am a good team-player as well as a team-leader, who can build and motivate new or existing teams.