Clara Sievert

Clara Sievert

PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government, Economics

Harvard University

Hello!

I’m an economist and PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University, which is a degree that combines the Economics Department’s PhD program with support from the Harvard Kennedy School.

I do research on political economy, development economics, and health. My main field site is in the DR Congo. I employ surveys and field experiments in my research.

In my job market paper, I study supernatural beliefs about the cause of illness and their implications for medical decision-making in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the DR Congo.

Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Health Economics

Education

  • PhD in Political Economy and Government, Economics, 2024 (Expected)

    Harvard University

  • MSc in Economics

    Bonn University

  • BSc in Economics

    M√ľnster University

Ongoing Research

Mental Health at European Economics Departments
Markets and the Making of Modern `Sensibilities'? Experimental Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
The Religious Landscape of Kananga, D.R. Congo

Teaching

Harvard University

Ec2325: Comparative Economic Historical Development

Teaching Fellow for Prof. Nathan Nunn, graduate

Ec1436: Economics and Morality

Teaching Felllow for Prof. Benjamin Enke, undergraduate

Ec1450: Religion and Political Economy

Teaching Fellow for Prof. Robert Barro, undergraduate

Ec1017: A Libertarian Perspective on Economic, Social, and Foreign Policy

Teaching Fellow for Jeffrey Miron, undergraduate