Erick Gong

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. 

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Publications in Economics Journals:
              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.
Awarded the 2015 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize by the managing editors of the EJ for the best paper published in the EJ by an author who is within five years of receiving their PhD.

"The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing"  with Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler
              Journal of Health Economics, Sept 2014, Vol (37): 98-112. 
             Summaries of this paper can be found at J-PAL and STM digest.  

“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.
            Media Coverage:  
            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: 


"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)