Lavinia Kinne is a junior economist at the ifo Institute in Munich, Germany, and a Ph.D. candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Her main research interests are Labor Economics and the Economics of Education, but she is also interested in the intersection between Psychology and Economics. She is currently doing research on international comparisons of student achievement, gender skill and pay gaps. She received her Master's Degree from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and has worked for the SOEP at DIW in Berlin, Germany. During her undergraduate studies, she took part in an exchange program with the University of California Santa Barbara. During her graduate studies, she received generous funding from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”).