I'm a doctoral student in Economics at UC Berkeley. I am interested in labor economics and human capital development, broadly defined, in low resource settings.
My research focuses on the role of performance incentives and monitoring on employee motivation and screening in South Asia. In particular, I look at the role of peer and manager knowledge to overcome moral hazard and adverse selection.
I've worked on research projects throughout Africa and Asia and conducted fieldwork in Tanzania, Indonesia, Pakistan and India. Before graduate school I worked as a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a consultant for the World Bank and Save the Children. I have a MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts, concentrating in development economics, and a BA from UCLA in Physics & Political Science. Prior to working as a researcher, I taught AP Physics & Biology in a low-income school outside Boston.
Email: christinabrown at berkeley dot edu