Assistant Professor, UCLA
Natalie Bau is an assistant professor at UCLA, a CEPR research affiliate, and a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. She is interested in development and education economics with a special emphasis on the industrial organization of education markets.
Recent work by Natalie Bau
Better access to foreign capital reduces misallocation and stimulates growth, with the highest gains where local capital markets are least developed
State pensions in Indonesia and Ghana are found to impact parents and their children, with respect to elderly care and investment in education
Teachers determine the quality of student learning; however, teacher effectiveness is difficult to predict and does not necessarily correlate to wages
Without other subsidies, well-intentioned activism against bride price may cause more harm than good for investing in girls’ education.