Publications

"Empowering women to engage in commercial agriculture" with Kate Ambler and Michael O'Sullivan. (2022) AEA: Papers & Proceedings, 112: 456-550. (link)

"Precautionary Savings and Shock-Coping Behaviors: The Effects of Promoting Mobile Bank Savings on Transactional Sex in Kenya" with Erick Gong. (2021) Journal of Health Economics, 78: 102460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2021.102460

Ungated accepted manuscript (link)

Previous version: AU Economic Working Paper 2019-06 (link)

Links to media coverage: VoxDev

"Improving food safety on the farm: Experimental evidence from Kenya on agricultural incentives and subsidies as public health investments" (2021) with Vivian Hoffmann. World Development, 143. (open access) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105406

Previous version: IFPRI Discussion Paper 07146 (link).

"Women’s reproductive health and economic empowerment" with Anna Bernstein. Ch 34 in Handbook of Feminist Economics. (2021) Eds. Ebru Kongar and Gunseli Berik. London: Routledge. (link)

Ungated manuscript (link)

"Facilitating women's access to an economic empowerment initiative: Evidence from Uganda." (2021) with Kate Ambler and Michael O’Sullivan. World Development, 138. (open access) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105224

Previous version: IFPRI Discussion Paper 01762 (link)

"The effect of promoting savings on informal risk-sharing: experimental evidence from vulnerable women in Kenya" with Felipe Dizon and Erick Gong. (2020) Journal of Human Resources 0917-9077R2; published ahead of print June 7, 2019. https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.55.3.0917-9077r2

Web appendix link. Replication package link. Ungated working paper version link.

"The impact of reducing aflatoxin exposure on child linear growth in Kenya: a cluster-randomized controlled trial" with Vivian Hoffmann and Jef Leroy. (2018) British Medical Journal: Global Health, 3(6):e000983. (open access link)

“Income Shocks and HIV in Africa” with Erick Gong and Marshall Burke. (2015) The Economic Journal, 125(585): 1157-89. June. (open access link)

Links to Media Coverage: Voice of America, CNBC Africa

“Contraceptive Supply and Fertility Outcomes: Evidence from Ghana” (2015) Economic Development and Cultural Change, 64(1):31-69. October. (open access link)

Links to Media Coverage: The Atlantic, New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, Newsweek and several other outlets,

Link to blog post: Development Impact blog.

"Using Agriculture to Improve Child Health: Promoting orange sweet potatoes reduces diarrhea" with Alan de Brauw. (2015) World Development, 74:15-24. October. (open access link)

Links to Media Coverage: Voice of America, de Volkskrant, International Business Times, Other coverage

Link to blog post: IFPRI Research blog

"Serum aflatoxin B1-lysine adduct level in adult women from Eastern Province in Kenya depends on household socio-economic status: cross-sectional study" with Jef Leroy and Jia-Sheng Wang. (2015) Social Science & Medicine, 146:104-110. December. (gated link; working paper link)

Mitigating aflatoxin exposure for improving child growth in Eastern Kenya: study protocol for a cluster-randomized trial with Vivian Hoffmann and Jef Leroy. (2015) Trials, 16: 552. (open access link)

“Growing Up Together: Cohort composition and child investment” (2014) Demography, 51(1): 229‐255. (open access link)

Reports

"The economic effects of abortion access: a review of the evidence" with Anna Bernstein. (2019) Institute of Women's Policy Research & Center for Economics of Reproductive Health Report. Washington DC. (link)

Links to media coverage: NBCnews Think; Daily Kos, DAME Magazine

"The economic effects of contraceptive access: a review of the evidence" with Anna Bernstein. (2019) Institute of Women's Policy Research & Center for Economics of Reproductive Health Report. Washington DC. (link)

Links to media coverage: CNBC Make It, Devex

Working Papers

"TRAP'd teens: Impacts of abortion provider regulations on fertility and education" (2021) with Mayra Pineda Torres. IZA Discussion Paper 14837. (link) Most recent version here

"Increasing women's empowerment: Implications for family welfare" (2021) with Kate Ambler and Michael O’Sullivan. IZA Discussion Paper 14861 (link)

Previous version: "Empowering Women: Comparing the Impacts of Economic and Behavior Change Interventions" (2019) IFPRI Discussion Paper (link)

"At a crossroads: The impact of abortion access on future economic outcomes" (2021) American University Department of Economics Working Paper 2021-02. (link)

Measurement of intra-household resource control: Exploring the validity of experimental measures” (2021) with Maria Recalde and Kate Ambler.

Previous version: IFPRI Discussion Paper 01984 (link)

"Maternal labor market detachment: A role for paid family leave" (2019) with Britni Wilcher. AU Economics Working Paper 2019-07 (link)

Links to media coverage: On the Evidence podcast; ASSA video; Wisconsin Public Radio

Work in progress

"Is unintended fertility counter-cyclical?" (2021) with Kate Pennington.

"To close the agricultural gender gap: Empower women or improve harmony?" (2021) with Markus Goldstein, Tricia Koroknay-Palicz, and Maria Recalde.