Jasmina Chauvin is a doctoral candidate in Strategy at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the Doctoral program, Jasmina was policy advisor to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, where she focused on private sector development strategies. Previously she worked in Infrastructure and Energy Finance at Citigroup, as a consultant to the World Bank, and as Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Jasmina holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration/International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy from Georgetown University.
Jasmina’s research examines the drivers of firm location and firm productivity, with a particular focus on the role of trade and of transportation barriers. In current work, she examines how large-scale investments in road transportation in Brazil affected the geographic scope of firm competition and productivity. In another working paper, she is seeking to understand when firms cluster near their product market competitors and when they disperse. Jasmina also enjoys teaching, and has taught Analytic Tools for Public Policy, Statistics, and Principles of Microeconomics to graduate students at Harvard.