Peer-Reviewed Publications

*Featured in the World Bank's Development Impact blog, the Colby Magazine, and Economics that Really Matters.*Awarded the Warren Samuels Prize at the ASSA meetings.*Replication code
      • 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.

*Featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Pacific Standard, and the The Counter

Working Papers

[**indicates Colby College undergraduate co-author]*Awarded outstanding graduate student paper by the Institutional and Behavioral Economics Section of AAEA
      • 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

      • "Sierra Leone Sees to Learn" -- with Paul Glewwe, Aine McCarthy, Brooke Krause, Jalikatu Mustapha, Nathan Congdon. Funding awarded by USAID's Development Innovation Ventures.

      • "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