Eleonora Bertoni is a Project Officer – Computational Social Scientist at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), where she works for the Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS). She coordinates the activities of the CAS group on Computational Social Science for Policy which aims at building capacity in accessing and analyzing non-traditional data, as well as exploring applications of computational methods in different social sciences domains to address specific policy questions.
Before joining the European Commission, Eleonora worked as an Associate Professional Officer and as a research consultant in the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. At the IDB her research focused on the economics of education, school funding misallocation, learning inequalities, and teacher policy such as behavioral techniques to attract teachers to hard-to-staff schools, among others.
Before the IDB, Eleonora worked at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank in Washington D.C. At the World Bank she engaged in applied research on the state of poverty, conflict and education in different African countries.
Eleonora holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Università degli Studi di Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto, a Master in Development Economics from Università di Firenze and a bachelor’s degree in International and Diplomatic Affairs from Università di Bologna.