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Amar A Hamoudi, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Faculty affiliate: Duke Population Research Institute, Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 184 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9343
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: amar.hamoudi@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    PhD, University of California at Los Angles, 2007
    MPAID, Harvard University, 2001
    A.B., Harvard College, 1996

    Research Description: My research interests lie in areas of intersection between empirical microeconomics, biology, and family demography. One broad theme in my research is the long reach of health and human capital consequences of events in early life; another is the function of the extended family as an economic institution. More recently, I have been developing interests around the development of, and economic returns to, nontraditional forms of human capital such as executive functioning and self-regulation.

    Typical Courses Taught:

    • Pubpol 610s, Analysis for strategic policy design
    • Pubpol 212s, Economics of the family Synopsis
    • Pubpol 128d, Microeconomic policy tools

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. A Hamoudi, J Nobles. "Do Daughters Really Cause Divorce? Stress, pregnancy, and family composition." Demography (July, 2014).  [abs]
    2. Hamoudi, Amar and Jennifer Beam Dowd. "'Light from a Distant Star': Lagged selection bias and artifactual trends in mortality." International Journal of Epidemiology  (Accepted, May, 2014).  [abs]
    3. Hamoudi, Amar; Santiago Cueto; Sofya Krutikova; Alan Sanchez; and Margaret Sheridan. "Cognitive Skills and Early Life Conditions in a Developing Country Context: How do innovations in measurement enhance the picture?."   (May, 2014).  [abs]
    4. A. Hamoudi, D. Thomas. "Endogenous Coresidence and Program Incidence: Reexamining South Africa's old age pension." Journal of Development Economics 109.2014 (April, 2014): 30-37.  [abs]
    5. A Hamoudi, JB Dowd. "Housing Wealth, Psychological Well-being, and Cognitive Functioning of Older Americans." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences Forthcoming (December, 2013).  [abs]

    Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Amar A Hamoudi