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Department of Economics

Education & Health

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Health Economics studies healthcare systems and behaviors affecting individual health by analyzing the interplay between the information available to individuals, physician’s actions and government interventions. 

Economics of Education studies issues relating to education, including the demand for education, the financing and provision of education, and the comparative efficiency of various educational programs.


Research questions

  • What are the medium-term impacts of treating maternal depression on women’s financial empowerment and parenting decisions?
  • How does early childhood nutrition impact children’s health and development?
  • To what extent are people with more social capital sheltered from the harmful effects of unemployment?