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Richard Akresh

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Associate Professor of Economics

Research Interests

Development Economics

PhD

Economics, Yale University, 2004

Selected Publications

  • "Wars and Child Health: Evidence from the Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict," with Leonardo Lucchetti and Harsha Thirumurthy, Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 99(2): 330-340.
  • "Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions in Burkina Faso," with Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2012, 61(1): 157-186.
  • "War and Stature: Growing Up During the Nigerian Civil War," with Sonia Bhalotra, Marinella Leone, and Una Osili, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2012, 102(3): 273-277.
  • "Using Achievement Tests to Measure Language Assimilation and Language Bias Among Immigrant Children," with Ilana Redstone Akresh, Journal of Human Resources, 2011, 46(3): 647-667.
  • "Civil War, Crop Failure, and Child Stunting in Rwanda," with Tom Bundervoet and Philip Verwimp, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011, 59(4): 777-810.
  • "Flexibility of Household Structure: Child Fostering Decisions in Burkina Faso," Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44(4), 976-997.
  • "Heath and Civil War in Rural Burundi," with Tom Bundervoet and Philip Verwimp, Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44(2), 536-563.

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