Peer-Reviewed Publications

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 New Food Economy

Bellemare, Marc, and Lindsey Novak. (2017) "Contract Farming and Food Security." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 99 (2): 357-378.

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.

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.

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

Novak, Lindsey. "Persistent Norms and Tipping Points: The Case of Female Genital Cutting." Revision requested - Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

*Featured in the World Bank's Development Impact blog and Economics that Really Matters.

*Awarded the Warren Samuels Prize at the ASSA meetings.

Bellemare, Marc, Yu Na Lee, and Lindsey Novak. “Contract Farming as Partial Insurance

Novak, Lindsey. "Income Shocks and Social Signaling: Evidence from Female Genital Cutting"

Novak, Lindsey and Marc Bellemare. "Buy Locally? Big-Box Stores and Time-Inconsistent Preferences."

*Awarded outstanding graduate student paper by the Institutional and Behavioral Economics Section of AAEA

Novak, Lindsey and J. Michael Oakes. "Mirror Image: How Local Obesity Rates Impact Individual Health Perceptions."

Damon, Amy, Lindsey Novak, and Rachel Siegel. "Supermarket placement and obesity outcomes in Mexico."

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.