Teodora Boneva is Professor of Applied Microeconomics in the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, and a British Academy Post-doctoral fellow at the University College London (Department of Economics). Her general research interests include child development, human capital formation, and socio-economic inequality. Her research focuses on the evolution of preferences and skills, and the role of beliefs in educational investment decisions. She is particularly interested in how interventions, both in the school and in the home environment, can promote child development and improve life outcomes. In her work, Boneva also focuses on developing novel ways to elicit preferences and measure skills using both survey-based and experimental techniques.
Boneva received a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2009, and a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and 2015, respectively.