Naila Shofia


Via Sarfatti 25

Milan, 20136, Italy



I recently graduated from Bocconi University Milan and will be joining Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). I hold a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Indonesia, and master's degrees from The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and The London School of Economics.

My research fields are economic development and political economy with particular emphasis on understanding how culture, religion, and social identity influence economic and political outcomes.

In my dissertation, I study the impact of Islamic culture on female labor force participation and democratization using a principled approach to causal identification and novel, innovative ways to turn difficult-to-measure cultural phenomena into hard data. Part of my current research received generous funding from the Roberto Franceschi Foundation and the LEAP-Bocconi. I received the UniCredit Econ Best JM Paper Award during the European Job Market for Economist last December.

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