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Research Interests for Erica Field

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.

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]

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