Associate Professor, University of Washington
Rachel Heath is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Washington. Her research interests are in development and labor economics.
Recent work by Rachel Heath
The effect of international scrutiny on manufacturing workers: Evidence from the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh
Reforms after the tragedy improved working conditions but women’s wages fell in the long run, as did the likelihood of having a formal work contract
Evidence from the garment industry in Bangladesh shows that it is not obvious that policymakers should try to limit the role of referrals in job...
The rise of the Bangladeshi garment industry can help explain declining fertility, increasing age at marriage, and increasing educational attainment