Bellemare, Marc, Yu Na Lee, and Lindsey Novak. (2021) “Contract Farming as Partial Insurance” World Development. vol 140
Novak, Lindsey. (2020) "Persistent Norms and Tipping Points: The Case of Female Genital Cutting." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 177: 433-474.
Bellemare, Marc, Metin Cakir, Hikaru Peterson, Lindsey Novak, and Jeta Rudi. (2017) "On the Measurement of Food Waste." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 99(5): 1148-1158.
Capistrant, Ben, Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, Lindsey K. Novak, Caroline Zuijdwijk, Graham Ogle, Sharad Pendsey. (2017) "Mental Health and Well-Being Among Type 1 Diabetes Caregivers in India: Evidence from the IDREAM Study." Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 134: 168-177.
Friedemann-Sanchez, Greta, Benjamin Capistrant, James Ron, Lindsey Novak, Caroline Zuijdwijk, Graham Ogle, Barbara Anderson, Antoinette Moran, and Sharad Pendsey. (2017) “Caregiving for Children with Type I Diabetes and Clinical Outcomes in Central India: The IDREAM Study.” Pediatric Diabetes. 19 (3): 527-533.
Bellemare, Marc, and Lindsey Novak. (2016) "Contract Farming and Food Security." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 99 (2): 357-378.
Bellemare, Marc F., Lindsey Novak, and Tara Steinmetz. (2015) "All in the Family: Explaining the Persistence of Female Genital Cutting in West Africa." Journal of Development Economics. 116: 252-265.
Novak, Lindsey. (2014) "The Impact of Access to Water on Child Health in Senegal." Review of Development Economics. Vol. 18, No. 3.
Working Papers[**indicates Colby College undergraduate co-author]
Tamara McGavock and Lindsey Novak. "Paths to Ending Female Genital Cutting: Evidence from Weather Shocks and Intra-Household Spillovers"
Lindsey Novak and Cooper Bussberg '21** "Change of Heart: Explaining Shifting Opinions of Female Genital Cutting in West Africa" [Available upon request]
Work in Progress
"Active-Learning Teacher Training in Rural Tanzanian Secondary Schools" -- with Paul Glewwe, Aine McCarthy, and Nelson Masanche Nkoma. Funding awarded by JPAL Post-Primary Education Initiative.
“The Economics of Bride Kidnapping: Evidence from Ethiopia” -- with Jorge García Hombrados and Edgar Salgado
“Economic Shocks and Entry into Polygynous Marriage” -- with Amy Damon, Brooke Krause, and Aine Seitz McCarthy
“Extreme Weather Events Impact Risk Tolerance and Time Preferences” -- with Dan LaFave and Paula Jaramillo '20 **
“The Persistence of Intimate Partner Violence” -- with Carolina Castilla