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ERICA FIELD

Erica Field completed her Ph.D. in Economics in 2003 from Princeton University, and will be joining the Economics Department at Harvard University as an Assistant Professor in the spring of 2005. Her primary fields of interest are development and labor economics, with a regional focus on Latin America. Her past research has examined the household welfare effects of urban land titling programs in developing countries, including the impact of tenure security on labor supply, credit access and fertility. Her current research examines the link between health investments and economic mobility.
Curriculum Vitae Download (PDF format), last modified 7/1/04.
Working Papers

"Do Property Titles Increase Credit Access Among the Urban Poor? Evidence from a Nationwide Titling Program " (January 2004)

"Educational Debt Burden and Career Choice: Evidence from a Financial Aid Experiment at NYU Law School " (September 2003)

"Entitled to Work: Urban Property Rights and Labor Supply in Peru" (July 2003)

"Fertility Responses to Urban Land Titling Programs: The Roles of Ownership Security and Gender Distribution of Household Assets" (October 2003)

"Property Rights, Community Public Goods and Household Time Allocation in Urban Squatter Communities: Evidence from Peru" (September 2003)

Contact Information E-Mail: efield@rwj.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-5296
Fax: 617-496-1636