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
Why do we still see high rates of child marriage in settings such as Bangladesh, despite significant improvements in women’s economic empowerment?
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
Providing poor Indian women with more control of their potential wages increased labour force participation and led to more progressive gender norms
A series of experiments in India provide insights into ways microfinance can be refined to strengthen its impact for the world’s poorest women