Julie Perng

Doctoral Student
Chair of Development Economics / CeMIS, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Julie Perng is a doctoral student at the Chair of Development Economics / Centre for Modern Indian Studies and a senior advisor/data scientist at the U.S. Department of State. She has an MA in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in communications from Ithaca College. She’s a former Fulbright Fellow; has worked at the World Bank and USAID; and has published in Medicine, Conflict and Survival.


  • Lebedinski, L,; Carneiro, P.; Arnold Urzua, T.; Perng, J.; Munoz Boudet, A.M.; Herrera Sosa, K. 2024. Experimental Impacts of a Virtual Parenting Program with Mothers and Fathers. IZA Discussion Papers.

  • Sato, R.; Jamison, J.; McGee, K.; Oseni, G.; Perng, J.; Tanaka, T., 2022.The relationships between adverse life events, depression, economic activities, and human capital investment in Nigeria. Medicine, Conflict and Survival.

  • Reports, briefs, and working papers

  • Arnold Urzua, T.A.; Amaro Da Costa Luz Carneiro, P.; Herrera Sosa, K.M.; Lebedinski, L.; Munoz Boudet, A.M.; Perng, J. 2022.Can a (virtual) parenting program in Serbia support early childhood education and care? Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.

  • Lain, J., Perng, J., Vishwanath, T., Azad, M.A., Siwatu, G.O., Palacios-Lopez, A.; McGee, K., Amankwah, A., Contreras Gonzalez, I. 2020. COVID-19 from the ground up: What the crisis means for Nigerians. Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts on Households in Nigeria. Washington, DC.: World Bank Group. Report.

  • eMBeD. 2020. Behavioral sciences to protect human capital investments during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Brief.

  • Dizon, F.; Ahmed, M.; Nayar, D.; Hoque, N.; Joshi, V.; Mustafiz, M.; Naher, F.; Perng, J.; Rahman, A; Waid, J.; Wang, Z., 2019. Food for improved nutrition in Bangladesh. World Bank Group.

  • Cho, Y.; Perng, J.; Rahman, T., Shimul, S., 2019. Social workers for local service delivery. eMBeD brief: World Bank Group.

  • Farfan, G.; McGee, Kevin; Perng, J.; Vakis, R. 2019. Poverty measurement in the era of food away from home: Testing alternative approaches in Vietnam. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper: No. 8692.

  • Hernandez, M.; Karver, J.; Negre, M., Perng, J. 2019. Promoting tax compliance in Kosovo with behavioral insights. World Bank Group brief.

  • Jamison, J.; McGee, K.; Oseni, G.; Perng, J.; Sato, R.; Tanaka, T.; Vakis, R. 2018. The relationship between conflicts, economic shocks, and death with depression, economic activities, and human capital investment in Nigeria. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper: No. 8685.

  • Rankin, K.; Jarvis-Thiebault, J.; Pfeifer, N.; Engelbert, M.; Perng, J.; Yoon S.; Heard, A. (2016). Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: An evidence gap map.