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: email@example.com
Note: On leave, Fall 2013
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
- Pubpol 128d, Microeconomic policy tools
- A Hamoudi, JB Dowd. "Physical health effects of the housing "boom": quasi-experimental evidence from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study." American Journal of Public Health (December, 2012).
- A Hamoudi, M Jeuland, S Lombardo, S Patil, S Pattanayak, S Rai. "The effect of water quality testing on household behavior: Evidence from an experiment in rural India." American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (April, 2012).
- A. Hamoudi. "Exploring the Causal Machinery behind Sex Ratios at Birth: Does hepatitis B play a role?." Economic Development and Cultural Change 59.1 (October, 2010): 1-21. [abs]