Eliana Carranza is a PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University Department of Economics, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.  Her major fields of interests are development and labor economics. Her research focuses on the empirical study of household behavior, including the implications of technological, labor market and institutional changes for household economic and demographic outcomes, and the status of women.  She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Harvard Women in Public Policy Program, the Harvard Sustainability Science Program, the Harvard South Asia Initiative, the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  Dr. Carranza is currently an Economist and Technical Adviser of the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab, a gender-focused impact evaluation group that has over 40 ongoing research projects across Africa; which support the design of interventions to address the underlying causes of gender inequality in assets, earnings, productivity, property rights and agency.