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Erica Field

Associate Professor, Economics and Global Health
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Economics

213 Social Sciences
(919) 660-1857
field.erica@duke.edu

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Erica Field

Summary

As a development economist, my research focuses on individuals and families in very low-income settings and the policies that affect them. Specifically, my work is in the areas of marriage and family, property rights, global health, and finance and entrepreneurship.

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Economics of Global Health

nExamines reciprocal relationships between income, poverty and health across countries with focus on identifying effect of health on development. Addresses structural problems in delivery and quality of healthcare that arise from cultural as well as economic causes. Attention given to challenges of healthcare financing, and tension between high-tech care and basic care in developing countries. Students examine empirical evidence from interventions affecting health including infant mortality reduction programs. Focus on issues of poverty alleviation and the promise of foreign aid. Prerequisites: Economics 201 or Public Policy 303 and Economics 208 or Public Policy 604 or instructor consent.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 335
UG Only FALL 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Special Topics: Economics of Global Health
Crosslisted as GLHLTH 390 ECON 690 GLHLTH 690

Course in applied economics examining health issues in developing countries from the standpoint of applied microeconomic research. Specific topics: identifying effect of health on growth/development and reciprocal relationships between income, poverty & health. Discuss structural problems in delivery/provider quality, challenges of healthcare financing, and tension between adopting "high-tech" care while delivering basic care to others. Attention on issues of poverty alleviation & promise of foreign-aid, at heart of debates about healthcare in developing countries. Examine empirical evidence in support of interventions affecting health including success and failure of interventions that target infant mortality; diarrhea, worms; AIDS; and malaria. Where there is a paucity of evidence in a developing country context, will uses lessons from American experience. Pre-reqs: Econ 201 or PPS 303 and Econ 208 or PPS 604, or instructor consent.n

Course Notes:
ECON 390
UG Only SPRING 2013 GHC: Elective
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective