Betsy Brainerd and Nidhiya Menon have organized a session for the American Economic Association meetings in San Diego on “Child Health in Developing Countries.”  The session will be held on January 4, 2012 at 10:15 am at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.  The session will be chaired by Angus Deaton of Princeton University, one of the leading researchers on health in developing countries.

The session features new research on the causes and consequences of poor child health in developing countries, as well as experimental evidence on the effectiveness of policies to improve child health.  The papers and presenters in the session are:

1.  Doug Almond (Columbia University), “Long-Term Effects of In Utero Exposure to Land Reform on Academic Performance in China”

2.  Sonia Bhalotra (University of Bristol and Oxford University), “Cognitive Development and Early Life Exposure to Infectious Disease – Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Mexico”

3.  Betsy Brainerd and Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University), “Religion and Child Malnutrition: Evidence from the Indian Subcontinent”

4.  Grant Miller (Stanford University), “High-Powered Incentives for Childhood Anemia Reduction in Rural China”

The discussants for the papers include Andrew Foster (Brown University), Albert Park (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), T. Paul Schultz (Yale University) and Chih Ming Tan (Clark University).


Name (required)

Email (required)


Speak your mind

Protected by Akismet
Blog with WordPress

Welcome Guest | Login (Brandeis Members Only)