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Tanya Byker

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Middlebury College.

Ms. Byker's research focuses on household decision making and fits within the broad category of applied microeconomics and the specific fields of labor economics, development economics and economic demography. She is interested in how choices about human capital accumulation, fertility and labor supply interact within households and the ways that policy interventions impact those choices.

Recent Publications

PSC Reports

Byker, Tanya, and Italo A. Gutierrez. 2012. "Fertility and Family Well-being Effects of an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru in the 1990s." PSC Research Report No. 12-765. July 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Presentations

Byker, Tanya, and Italo A. Gutierrez. 2012. "Coerced Sterilization: Investigating the Impact on Fertility and Family Well-being. Evidence from an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru in the 1990s." PAA Presentation 12-3. Abstract.