Erica Field, Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Erica Field

Professor Field’s major fields of interests are development economics, labor economics, economic demography, and health. Specifically, her research focuses on the areas of marriage and family, property rights, global health, and finance and entrepreneurship. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries, among others. She has published work in various journals, including the American Economics Journal and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her research regularly takes her out of the U.S., and she is currently working on projects that explore adolescent empowerment and education in Bangladesh, female labor market participation in Pakistan, the effects of microfinance on women and households in South Asia and India, and the impacts of access to family planning resources on fertility and health in Zambia.

Office Location:  319 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1857
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://sites.duke.edu/ericafield/files/2018/11/EF_CV_10_18.pdf
http://sites.duke.edu/ericafield/

Teaching (Fall 2020):

Education:

Ph.D.Princeton University2003
Specialties:

Development Economics
Health Economics
Microeconomics
Research Interests:

Professor Field’s major fields of interests are development economics, labor economics, economic demography, and health. Specifically, her research focuses on the areas of marriage and family, property rights, global health, and finance and entrepreneurship. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, and the Harvard Sustainability Science Program, among others. She has published work in various journals, including the American Economics Journal and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her research regularly takes her out of the U.S., and she is currently working on projects that explore adolescent empowerment and education in Bangladesh, the effects of microfinance on women and households in South Asia and India, and the impacts of access to family planning resources on fertility and health in Zambia.

Keywords:

Development economics • Labor economics • Microeconomics • Public Health

Recent Publications

  1. Walther, A; Tsao, C; Pande, R; Kirschbaum, C; Field, E; Berkman, L, Do dehydroepiandrosterone, progesterone, and testosterone influence women's depression and anxiety levels? Evidence from hair-based hormonal measures of 2105 rural Indian women., Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 109 (November, 2019), pp. 104382 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Ashraf, N; Field, E; Rusconi, G; Voena, A; Ziparo, R, Traditional Beliefs and Learning about Maternal Risk in Zambia., American Economic Review, vol. 107 no. 5 (May, 2017), pp. 511-515 [doi]
  3. Barnhardt, S; Field, E; Pande, R, Moving to opportunity or isolation? Network effects of a randomized housing lottery in urban India, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 9 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 1-32, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]
  4. Field, E; Molitor, V; Schoonbroodt, A; Tertilt, M, Gender Gaps in Completed Fertility, Journal of Demographic Economics, vol. 82 no. 02 (June, 2016), pp. 167-206, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Field, E; Jayachandran, S; Pande, R; Rigol, N, Friendship at work: Can peer effects catalyze female entrepreneurship?, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 8 no. 2 (May, 2016), pp. 125-153, American Economic Association [doi]  [abs]