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Laura Zimmermann

On Job Market

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Economics.

Economics, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: David Lam, Dean Yang

Dissertation Committee: Jeffrey A. Smith, Dean Yang, Raj Arunachalam, Brian P. McCall

Research Interests: Ms. Zimmermann is interested in development economics, labor economics and demography, with a particular focus on the working of government programs and on how economic conditions interact with cultural traditions and preferences at the household level.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Zimmermann, Laura. 2012. "Reconsidering Gender Bias in Intrahousehold Allocation in India." Journal of Development Studies, 48(1): 151-163. DOI.