Category Archives: Students

Updates on graduate students for whom I am/was a committee member or adviser.

XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference

Just back from the XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, held in Busan, Korea. I presented my paper on family planning in Ethiopia (joint with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christaensen) and a poster on my work on sex selective abortions in … Continue reading

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Talks on income shocks and timing of fertility

I presented preliminary results from Shamma Alam and my work on “Income Shocks, Contraceptive Use, and Timing of Fertility” at University of Oregon in Eugene on 16 November and I will be presenting at the UW labor and development brown … Continue reading

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Shamma Alam named 2012 Hewlett Foundation / IIE Dissertation Fellow

Shamma Alam has been named as one of the seven 2012 Hewlett Foundation / IIE Dissertation Fellows. These fellowships support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics, family planning and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson passed his final exam today. He will be going to Montana State University where he will be an Assistant Professor of Economics. He is also getting married in a month.

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Congratulations to Momoe Makino

Momoe Makino passed her final exam today. She will begin her job as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo over the summer.

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CSAE and PAA conferences

Busy March: In addition to the PacDev mentioned below, I presented my work on family planning in Ethiopia at the 25th anniversary conference of the Centre for Studies of African Economies in Oxford and at the Population Association of America’s … Continue reading

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Why is Dropping Out of High School Bad? Dropouts and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Mark Anderson and I just finished a paper looking at one pathway through which dropping out of school might affect future life outcomes. The paper is “Why is Dropping Out of High School Bad? Dropouts and Sexually Transmitted Infections”. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mark Anderson

Another of my graduate students, Mark Anderson, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Montana State University in the Department of Economics.

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Congratulation to Momoe Makino

One of my graudate students, Momoe Makino, has accepted a job as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) in Japan. She is scheduled to begin working there in August.

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Mark Anderson interviewed about Montana Meth Project

My student, Mark Anderson was on Hawii Public Radio recently talking about his forthcoming paper in Journal of Health Economics showing that the Montana Meth Project had no discernible effect on meth use once the pre-existing downward trend is taken … Continue reading

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