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Working Papers

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland (with Owen Garrick and Grant Graziani) [PDF]

New York Times, Stanford News, Brookings Blog, Harvard Business Review

Fear and the Safety Net : Evidence from Secure Communities (with Crystal Yang)    [PDF]

CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Pew ResearchCrime Report

Technological Progress and Health Convergence : The Case of Penicillin in Post-War Italy (with Vincenzo Atella, Jay Bhattacharya,  Valentina Conti, Ivan Mejia Guevara and Grant Miller) [PDF]

The Gendered Spillover Effect of Young Children's Health on Human Capital: Evidence from Turkey [PDF]




Economics Publications: 

Watersheds in Child Mortality: The Role of Effective Water and Sewerage Infrastructure, 1880 to 1920 (with Claudia Goldin) [PDF]  (forthcoming)
Journal of Political Economy

Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men  (with Marianne Wanamaker)[PDF] [Data]
Quarterly Journal of Economics - winner of 2017 IPUMS Research Award
The Effect of the Tsetse Fly on African Development  [PDF] [Dataset]
American Economic Review

Gril's education and HIV risk: Evidence from Uganda (with David Cutler) [PDF]
Journal of Health Economics

The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (with David Bloom and David Canning) [PDF]
World Development

Infections Disease and Public Health Publications: 

Typhoid conjugate vaccines: a new tool in the fight against antimicrobial-resistant pathogens (with Nathan Lo, Ed Ryan, Steve Luby, Jason Andrews and colleagues)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases [Link]

Poverty and the Risk of Community-Acquired Antimicrobial Resistance: An Observational Study in Hyderabad, India (with Nagamani Kammili, Jyothi Lakshmi, Anlu Xing, Afia Khan, Manisha Rani, Prasanthi Kolli, David Relman and Douglas K. Owens)
Emerging Infectious Diseases [Link]

Evaluation of a Commitment Contract to Improve HIV Medication Adherence and Persistence (with John Beshears, Wendy Armstrong, Brigitte Madrian, Carlos del Rio, David Laibson, and Vincent Marconi) [Abstract]

Childhood Illness and the Gender Gap in Adolscent Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (with Anlu Xing, Paul Wise,  Gary Darmstadt, and Eran Bendavid). [PDF]

Beyond Infrastructure: Understanding Why Patients Decline Surgey in the Developing World: An Observational Study in Cameroon (with Benjamin Lerman, Ngew Chia, James Brown, and Sherry Wren) [PDF]
Annals of Surgery

Antibiotic Use in Cold and Flu Season and Prescribing Quality: A Retrospective Cohort Study  (with Nancy Morden, Joshua Gottlieb, Weiping Zhou, and Jonathan Skinner )[PDF]
Medical Care

Out-of-pocket Health Expenditures and Antimicrobial Resistance in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: An Economic Analysis (with Lena Schoemaker, Karen Eggleston, Nagamani Kammili, Prasanthi Kolli, and Jay Bhattacharya) [PDF] [Dataset] [Code]
The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Risk factors for AIDS-defining illnesses among a population of poorly adherent people living with HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia  (with Jeremy Chow, Wendy Armstrong, Carlos del Rio and Vincent Marconi) [PDF]

Poverty, Global Health, and Infectious Disease: Lessons from Haiti and Rwanda (with Michael Westerhaus, Michael Herce, Koji Nakashima, Paul E. Farmer) [PDF]
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Candida albicans Cervical Lymphadenitis in Patients Who Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia (with Nicolas Issa, Sarah Hammond, Danny Miller, Jr, Daniel DeAngelo, and Lindsey Baden)
Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia

Acinetobacter baumanni: an emerging and important pathogen (with Michael Klompas) [PDF]
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

Tularemia presenting as a cervical abscess (with Harrison Lin) [PDF]
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Other Publications: 

The Economics of Women's Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Life Cycle Approach (with Afsan Bhadelia, Patricia Foo, Corinna Haberland and Felicia Knau) [Link]
World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy


Work in Progress

The Rise and Fall of the Know-Nothing Party (with Katherine Eriksson and Gregory Niemesh) [Slides]