Research

Publications

High School Dropouts and Sexually Transmitted Infections (with Mark Anderson). Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Literacy, Skills and Welfare: Effects of Participation in Adult Literacy Programs, (with Niels-Hugo Blunch). Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 17-66, October 2011. JSTOR link

Birth Order and the Intrahousehold Allocation of Time and Education, (with Mette Ejrnæs). Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 86(4), November 2004.

Child Health and Mortality: Does Health Knowledge Matter?, Journal of African Economies, vol. 11(4), 2002 (with Jens Kovsted and Finn Tarp).

Children as Insurance, Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 14(1): 119-136, 2001.

Conference Proceedings

Measuring Utility of Human-Computer Interactions: Toward a Science of Aggregate Inferred Preference,” to appear in Proceedings of CHI 2011: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, BC, May 2011 (with Michael Toomin, Travis Kriplean and James A. Landay).

Book Chapters

“Human Health and Climate Change” in Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate, ed. Dorte Verner, Chapter 6, 167-194, Washington, DC: The World Bank (with Lykke Andersen, John Geary and Dorte Verner).

Working Papers

The Link Between Parental and Offspring Longevity (with Edwin Wong). February 2013. Submitted to Demography.

Does Family Planning Reduce Fertility? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (with Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen). January 2013. Submitted to Journal of Development Economics.

Children’s Time Allocation, Heterogeneity, and Simultaneous Decisions. July 2012. Resubmitted to Review of Economics of the Household.

Sex Selective Abortions, Fertility and Birth Spacing. University of Washington, Department of Economics, Working Paper UWEC-2010-4-R, August 2010. Appendix with additional Figures.

Natural Hazards and Child Health. University of Washington, Department of Economics, Working Paper UWEC-2010-3, May 2010. Revise and resubmit invited from Journal of Population Economics.

Gone With the Wind? Hurricane Risk, Fertility and Education.
University of Washington, Department of Economics, Working paper UWEC-2006-19-R. Revised February 2008.

Evolution of Poverty and Welfare in Ghana in the 1990s: Achievements and Challenges, (with Sudharshan Canagarajah). Africa Region Working Paper Series No. 61 (October 2003), World Bank.

Research in Progress

“Evaluating Adult Non-Formal Education in Ghana” (with Robert Darko Osei, University of Ghana, and Niels-Hugo Blunch, Washington and Lee University). Four year randomised evaluation. Funding currently being sought. [Project summary page].

“Interaction Economics: Instruments that Measure Social-Computational Systems” (with James Landay and Michael Toomin, both Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington).

Theses

Children and Household Behaviour in Developing Countries. PhD thesis, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen. December 2001.

Population and Economic Growth. MSc Dissertation, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen. June 1996. [Abstract]

Endogenous Fertility and Economic Growth. MA Dissertation, Development Economics, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex. September 1996.

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