Sofia Karina TrommlerováResearch Fellow Research areas:
- Welfare and Labour Policy, Family Economics, Gender, Health, Economic Demography, Development Economics
Sofia is an economist doing interdisciplinary research with a focus on lives of women and children in developed and developing countries. She uses statistical methods to examine topics related to family, fertility, child health, and gender. Sofia has research, teaching, and field work experience in several countries in Europe, East Africa, and South America. Apart from academia, she has produced policy-relevant research and communicated it effectively to policy makers and stakeholders in international development. She is a co-founder of SAVIA - the first Slovak Association of Women in Science and Innovations. Sofia received her PhD in development economics from the Geneva Graduate Institute in Switzerland in 2016. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting PhD researcher at Bocconi University in Italy and at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Afterwards, she was a researcher at ISS (a Gates Foundation-financed project on child growth in developing countries) and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (an ERC-funded grant on family policies, fertility, and child health in Spain). Since 2022, Sofia is an MSCA postdoctoral fellow at Comenius University in Bratislava, where she focuses on family policies and lives of women and children in Slovakia.