Rebecca L. Thornton

Rebecca L. Thornton

Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Illinois.
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
Research Interests:  Dr. Thornton's research focuses on issues related to health and education in developing countries and has involved field-experiments in Africa and South Asia. Current work includes examining how learning HIV results affect savings and investment behavior, measuring how financial incentives to stay HIV negative affect sexual behavior, and examining how menstruation affects education and labor force participation.

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