Ruth Hill is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets Trade and Institutions division of IFPRI. She joined IFPRI in 2007 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Director General’s Office. Ruth has 9 years experience conducting research on rural markets in East Africa and South Asia, more recently focusing on formal and informal markets for insurance. She has worked on the design and implementation of index-insurance projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and India. Her work in Ethiopia and Bangladesh focuses on designing group-based index insurance schemes which combine group saving and lending with the purchase of formal insurance products. She also conducts research on market institutions and has been working with firms in Tanzania and farmers groups in Uganda to identify and implement interventions that improve the functioning of markets. Prior to joining IFPRI Ruth worked at the World Bank. She received a PhD in economics from the University of Oxford in 2005.
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