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, China, and Ethiopia to provide new insights on questions of interest across the social sciences. Dan works closely with undergraduate researchers and teaches courses in econometrics, development economics, and microeconomics. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.
Fall 2016 Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:30 or by appointment
Farms, Families, and Markets: New Evidence on Completeness of Markets in Agricultural Settings
with Duncan Thomas
Econometrica, 2016, 85 (4).
Height and Cognition at Work: Labor Market Productivity in a Low Income Setting
with Duncan Thomas – NBER Working Paper No. 22290 – BREAD Working Paper No. 480
Economics and Human Biology, Forthcoming
Family Support and Elderly Well-being in China
Preferences and (Mis)Perceptions of Inequality
with Jingying Xu (Colby ’15)
Work in Progress
Measuring the Mechanisms of Informal Family Insurance
with Michael Dalton