Dan LaFave is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Affiliate of the East Asian Studies and Global Studies programs at Colby College. His research focuses on the interplay of health, human capital, and labor markets in developing settings. His current projects draw from longitudinal data in Indonesia and China to provide new insights on questions of interest across the social sciences. Dan works closely with undergraduate researchers and teaches courses in development economics, microeconomics, and econometrics. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.

Curriculum Vitae

Published Papers
1. The Economic Impacts of Shale Gas Development
        with Brendan Cosgrove (Colby ’14), Sahan Dissanayake, and Michael Donihue
        Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2015, 44 (2)

Working & Submitted Papers
 2.  Farms, Families, and Markets: New Evidence on Agricultural Labor Markets
        with Duncan Thomas – Download – NBER Working Paper No. 20699
        Revision requested, 

3.  Extended Families and Child Well-being
       with Duncan Thomas – Download – NBER Working Paper No. 20702

4.  Mitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition: The Role of Intra- and Interhousehold Assistance
        with Michael Dalton – Download

5.  Are Rural Markets Complete? Prices, Profits, and Separation
        with Evan Peet and Duncan Thomas – Download

6.  Height and Cognition at Work: Labor Market Performance in a Low Income Setting
        with Duncan Thomas – Download

7.  Cannabis Control and Crime: Medicinal Use, Depenalization, and the War on Drugs
        with Arthur Huber (Colby ’13) and Rebecca Newman (Colby ’13) – Request

8. Family Support and Elderly Well-being in China – Request

9.  Race and Retention in a Competitive Labor Market
        with Randy Nelson and Michael Doherty (Colby ’12)