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Jennifer Rogla, Ph.D. Candidate


Graduate Student

University of Southern California

City: Los Angeles, California

Country: United States

About Me:

I have defended my Ph.D. dissertation as a Provost's Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC) in Political Science and International Relations and my degree will be conferred in December 2020, with previous bachelor’s and master’s degrees specializing in Psychology and Anthropology from USC and the University of Chicago, respectively. My research sits at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Political Economy, with a focus on International Development. I have additionally completed two Graduate Certificates: Social Science Research Methods, and International Policy & Planning from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

I was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to conduct fieldwork in Costa Rica, hosted by CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), and a USC Research Enhancement Fellowship for fieldwork in Mauritius. I have served as a Consultant at the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit in the Development Research Group, currently working on research projects related to project evaluation.

To get in touch, please email me at rogla@usc.edu or submit the Contact Form on my website. 

Research Interests


Foreign Aid

Comparative Political Institutions

Research Methods & Research Design

Political Economy

Public Policy

Aid Effectiveness Measurements

Aid Evaluation Politics

Local Actor Roles

Politics Of Development

International Development Institutions

Multilateral Development Banks

Foreign Aid

Economic Development

Human Development

Grassroots Organization /organizing


International Political Economy

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Politics


Comparative Public Policy

International Cooperation

World Bank

International Relations

Countries of Interest

Costa Rica



My Research:

My research interests revolve around the politics of development and foreign aid, including development and aid effectiveness measurements. I am currently working in three main areas: 1) the role of local actors in development projects and the relationship between their incentives and the sustainability of project outcomes, 2) developing a new measurement of project outcomes based on institutions, 3) determining biases in project evaluation at bilateral and multilateral aid agencies.