Professor Erica Field is the Keynote Speaker for MWIEDC 2023.
Professor Field is a Professor of Economics and Global Health at Duke University specializing in the fields of Development Economics, Health Economics, and Economic Demography. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research affiliate of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT.
Professor Field's work examines the microeconomics of household poverty and health in developing countries, with an emphasis on the study of gender and development. Her work has been published in several leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Journal. She is currently engaged in large-scale randomized program evaluations of strategies to empower adolescent girls in Bangladesh, an expansion of rural microfinance in India, and the allocation of urban property rights to land in Mongolia.
Professor Field received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2003. Prior to joining the Economics Department at Duke, she was a John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2009-2010, Field was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. In 2010, Field was awarded the Elaine Bennet Prize for Research by the American Economic Association, which honors a woman economist under the age of forty who has made outstanding contributions in any field of economic research.