Emma Riley is a Junior Research Fellow in Economics at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. Her focus is in development economics and applied microeconomics. Her most recent research includes a study on mobile money and examining the impact of a role-model and aspirations in the form of the movie "Queen of Katwe" for secondary school students' exam performance in Uganda.
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Watching Queen of Katwe, a movie featuring an inspiring role model, improved Ugandan secondary school students’ national exam scores and closed gender gaps in attainment.