Lindsey K. Novak

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Colby College. My research interests are at the intersection of international economic development and health. I investigate support for and the perpetuation of female genital cutting in West Africa. My job market paper was featured in the World Bank's Development Impact blog and Economics that Really Matters and was awarded the Warren Samuels Prize at the ASSA meetings in Chicago.

I received my PhD from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in May of 2017. Before starting my PhD, I worked at The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in New Delhi, India. I obtained my master's degree in International Economics from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and my bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University.