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I am a PhD candidate at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policyconcentrating in economics.

My research lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics. I examine 
how households respond to various environmental risks they face--from poor water quality and unimproved sanitation access to indoor and outdoor air pollution, among others. Specifically, I seek to understand how social and household factors mediate demand for technologies that a
vert or mitigate environmental risk, the sustainability of technological adoption, and the long term health and human capital implications of low investment in averting and mitigating technologies.




 For more information, please see:  PhD Candidate
 
Duke University
 emily.pakhtigian@duke.edu
 
 Sanford School of Public Policy
 201 Science Drive
 Box 90315
 Durham, NC, 27708