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. 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.
Spring 2017 Office Hours:
M 2-4; W 3:30-4; Th 2:15-4; and by appointment
Farms, Families, and Markets: New Evidence on Completeness of Markets in Agricultural Settings
with Duncan Thomas
Econometrica, 2016, 85 (4).
Cannabis Control and Crime: Medicinal Use, Depenalization, and the War on Drugs
with Arthur Huber (Colby ’13) and Rebecca Newman (Colby ’13)
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, 16 (4).
Measuring the Mechanisms of Informal Family Insurance
with Michael Dalton
Preferences and (Mis)Perceptions of Inequality
with Jingying Xu (Colby ’15)
Work in Progress
Health Outcomes and Preferences from Improved Stove Adoption Trials in Ethiopia
with Sahan Dissanayake, Abebe Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher,
Alemu Mekonnen, and Michael Toman