Research

MulanjeDistrict

My research topics fall into two broad areas. The first is studying how people form subjective expectations and how those beliefs affect their decisionmaking processes. The second is labor markets in rural Africa, broadly defined – including choices about people’s own education and that of their children. My completed papers include a re-evaluation the role of risk compensation in HIV epidemics, and a study of how the temporal composition of income affects people’s ability to achieve their savings goals. In ongoing work, I am studying the effects of an early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes and on the way people make investments in education, and social interactions between workers at a large agricultural firm in Africa.

Working Papers

Work in Progress