Alev Gurbuz Cuneo is an Economist of the Women, Business and the Law project. She conducts research on the implementation of laws benchmarked by the WBL project. Alev joined the team in May 2023. Before joining the team, she worked at Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank where she conducted impact evaluations of the economic interventions aiming to increase women’s empowerment in Africa region. Her research focused on gender, socio-emotional skills, gender-based violence, mental health, labor, and financial inclusion. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from New York University as a Fulbright Scholar. She is a native Turkish speaker.