Monday, Nov 3
Melvin Stephens, Estimating Program Benefits
Effect of Income Timing and Structure on Savings and Consumption Behavior (Freedman, Weinberg Endowment, Weinberg Travel)
Response of Malawians' Sexual Behavior to Information about HIV Transmission Risks (Russell Sage Foundation)
Response of Malawians’ Sexual Behavior to Information about HIV Transmission Risks (PSC Initiatives, Weinberg Travel)
Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.
Graduate Student, Economics.
Economics, Year: advanced
M.A., Stanford University
Research Interests: Jason is a health and labor economist who uses randomized experiments to gain insights into how people in the developing world make decisions, and the implications of their decision making behavior for economic and public health policy. His completed papers include a re-evaluation of the role of risk compensation in HIV epidemics, and a study of how the temporal composition of income affects people's ability to achieve their savings goals. In ongoing work, he is studying the effects of an early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes and on the way people make investments in education.
Kerwin, Jason, Rebecca L. Thornton, and Sallie M. Foley. 2014. "Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Oral Sex among Rural and Urban Malawian Men." International Journal of Sexual Health, 26(1): 66-77. DOI. Abstract.
Kerwin, Jason, S. Foley, Rebecca L. Thornton, P. Basinga, and J. Chinkhumba. 2011. "Missing safer sex strategies in HIV prevention: a call for further research." African Population Studies, 25(2): 267-285.
MaCurdy, T., Jason Kerwin, and N. Theobald. 2009. "Need for risk adjustment in adapting episode grouping software to Medicare data." Health Care Financing Review, 30(4): 33-46.