Associate Professor, Duke University
Erica M. Field joined the Duke faculty as an associate professor in 2011. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Field received her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Princeton University in 2003 and her B.A. in economics and Latin American studies from Vassar College in 1996. Since receiving her doctorate, she has worked at Princeton, Stanford, and most recently Harvard, where she was a professor for six years before coming to Duke.
Recent work by Erica Field
The lifesaving benefits of convenient infrastructure: Evidence from Bangladesh
Physical proximity to pathogen-free water sources reduces child and adult mortality
Articles : Infrastructure & Urbanisation
Nina Buchmann Erica Field Rachel Glennerster Reshmaan N. Hussam
The economics of child marriage
Empowerment programmes improve adolescent girls’ educational and labour market outcomes; financial incentives are effective in reducing child marriage
Does vocational educational training work? Experimental evidence from Mongolia
Can investments in vocational training, contrary to the existing research literature, actually improve labour market outcomes?
Ofer Malamud Erica Field Leigh Linden Daniel Rubenson Shing-Yi Wang
Reducing rates of child marriage: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh
Why do we still see high rates of child marriage in settings such as Bangladesh, despite significant improvements in women’s economic empowerment?
What happens when investments targeting women’s microbusinesses go to men?
Previous estimates of returns to microfinance for women are low partly because they often use it to invest in businesses that are not their own
Empowering women through direct digital wage payments
Providing poor Indian women with more control of their potential wages increased labour force participation and led to more progressive gender norms
Articles : Labour Markets & Migration
Erica Field Rohini Pande Natalia Rigol Simone Schaner Charity Troyer Moore
Give women credit
A series of experiments in India provide insights into ways microfinance can be refined to strengthen its impact for the world’s poorest women