Fields of Specialization

Development economics
Health economics
HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa


Adult Antiretroviral Therapy and Child Health: Evidence from Scale-up in Zambia (with Adrienne M. Lucas), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2013, Volume 103, Issue 3, forthcoming.

Economic Booms and Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from Zambian Copper Mining Cities Journal of Health Economics, December 2012, Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 797-812.

“Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Reproductive Behavior in Zambia.” Forthcoming, NBER Volume on African Economic Successes, University of Chicago Press, 2013, Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David Weil, editors.

Working Papers

Is Sex Like Driving? Risk Compensation Associated with Male Circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya (with Wentao Xiong and Christine Mattson) (under review)

Fertility Responses to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Are Antiretroviral Drugs (ARVs) Saving the Second Generation?  Evidence from Subsidized ARV Distribution in Zambia (with Margaret Chidothe and Adrienne Lucas)

Shock to the System: Health Service Expansion and Quality of Care

Antiretroviral Therapy and Demand for HIV Testing: Evidence from Zambia (under review)

Identity and Mobility: Historical Fractionalization, Parochial Institutions, and Occupational Choice in the American Midwest (with Kaivan Munshi, revised version of NBER Working Paper No. 13717) (under review)

Works in Progress

Bad Men, Bad Women, and Household Bargaining: Domestic Violence and STI Transmission (with Tara Watson)

Child Mortality and Fertility at the Turn of the Millenium (with Joseph Cummins and William Dow)

Circumcision, Marriage Markets, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Zambia

HIV Treatment at Scale: Antiretroviral Therapy and Adult Morbidity

Selected Work Experience

UNAIDS Liberia, Consultant, 2010

Brown University, Teaching Assistant, 2004 – 2008

Zambia Central Statistical Office, Visiting Researcher, Fall 2006

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Consultant, 2002

The World Bank, Junior Professional Associate, 2001 – 2002

Harvard University, Teaching Assistant, 2001

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, Visiting Researcher, Summer 2000