My research is on household and individual behavior and welfare in developing countries. Most of my research is on education in those countries; in particular on the factors that determine how long (if it all) children go to school and, more important, how much children learn in school. I also conduct research on inequality, income mobility, poverty, and child nutrition in developing countries, and on education in the U.S. I have conducted research on the following developing countries: Brazil, China, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Professor, Applied Economics