Lore Vandewalle is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute, where she holds the Pictet Chair for Finance and Development. Previously, she was a part-time senior researcher at the University of Oslo. Professor Vandewalle obtained her PhD from the University of Namur in Belgium in 2011. Before joining the Graduate Institute in September 2012, she was employed as a researcher at Bocconi University, the London School of Economics and the University of Gottingen.
Since 2020, Lore Vandewalle is affiliated with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
Lore Vandewalle is an applied micro-economist, specialised in development and political economics. Her research mainly focuses on financial inclusion and micro-enterprise development in India, Bangladesh and Uganda. She has also been working on political reservations and public good provision in India.