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Amar Hamoudi, Assistant Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 184 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9343
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: amar.hamoudi@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 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

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. A Hamoudi. "Exploring the causal machinery behind sex ratios at birth: does hepatitis B play a role?." Econ Dev Cult Change 59.1 (October, 2010): 1-22. [20821891]  [abs]
    2. A Hamoudi and D Thomas. "Endogenous coresidence and program incidence: South Africa's Old Age Pension.." Journal of development economics 109.2014 (April, 2014): 30-37. [doi]  [abs]

    Highlight:
    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.

    Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Amar Hamoudi