I am an assistant professor in the economics department at Middlebury College. I am primarily a development economist. My research interests include economic development, HIV/AIDS, health, and worker motivations.
Publications in Economics Journals:
"Motivating Agents: How Much Does the Mission Matter?" with Jeff Carpenter
Journal of Labor Economics, January 2016, Vol. 34, No. 1.
Income Shocks and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa with Marshall Burke and Kelly Jones
The Economic Journal, June 2015 Vol (125): 1157-1189.
Media Coverage: "DROUGHT INCREASES SPREAD OF HIV IN AFRICA: REPORT" by Trust Matsilele, CNBC Africa (June 2015)
"Drought-Related Hardship Raises HIV Risk" by Steve Baragona, Voice of America (June 2015)
The Economic Journal, Feb 2015, Vol (125): 32-60.
"The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing" with Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler
Journal of Health Economics, Sept 2014, Vol (37): 98-112.
“Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?” with Diego Comin and William Easterly
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, July 2010, Vol (2): 65-97.
“The Flintstone Effect, Tracing Wealth back to the Stone Age,” by Joel Waldfogel, Slate Magazine (Nov 2006)
“Was Today’s Poverty Determined in 1000 B.C.?,” by Catherine Rampbell, Economix, New York Times (Aug 2010)“Reinventing the Wheel,” by Bill Easterly, Foreign Policy (November 2010)
Publications in Public Health Journals:
"The Impact Of Positive Income Shocks On Risky Sexual Behavior: Experimental Evidence From Tanzania” Zachary Wagner, Erick Gong, Damien de Walque, and William H. Dow,
AIDS and Behavior, August 2016
“Incentivising safe sex: a randomised trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania.” Damien de Walque, William H Dow, Rose Nathan, Ramadhani Abdul, Faraji Abilahi, Erick Gong, Zachary Isdahl, Julian Jamison, Boniphace Jullu, Suneeta Krishnan, Albert Majura, Edward Miguel, Jeanne Moncada, Sally Mtenga, Mathew Alexander Mwanyangala, Laura Packel, Julius Schachter, Kizito Shirima, Carol A Medlin
BMJ Open, February 8, 2012, Vol (2).
My Working Papers:
"Does Financial Inclusion Exclude? The Effect of Access to Savings on Informal Risk-Sharing in Kenya" with Felipe Dizon and Kelly Jones
"Coping with Risk: The Effects of Shocks on Reproductive Health and Transactional Sex in Rural Tanzania" with Damien de Walque and William Dow
Older version: World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6751
"Rewarding Safer Sex: Conditional Cash Transfers for HIV/STI Prevention" Damien de Walque, William H Dow, Rose Nathan, Ramadhani Abdul, Faraji Abilahi, Mathew Alexander Mwanyangala, Boniphace Jullu, Albert Majura, Sally Mtenga, Yovitha Sedekia, Kizito Shirima, Manuel Barron, Erick Gong, Zachary Isdahl, Edward Miguel, Laura Packel, Carol A Medlin, Suneeta Krishnan, Julian Jamison, Jeanne Moncada, Julius Schachter, World Bank Policy Research Paper 7099
“Conflict and Coffee: Evidence of the Rapacity Effect in Uganda” with Katherine Sullivan (Revise and Resubmit)