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Joshua Dean is a Postdoctoral Fellow at briq, and will be joining The University of Chicago Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in July 2019. He researches the interaction of poverty and cognition using primarily randomised controlled trials. Under this broad agenda, his research can be grouped into three main categories. First, he is interested in how the conditions of poverty shape cognitive development by affecting human capital investment. Second, he is interested in how environments of poverty impede cognition. Finally, he is interested in how cognitive processes may impede poverty alleviation. By improving understanding of these relationships, his research seeks to provide guidance to policymakers on the best ways to alleviate poverty.
Posts by Joshua Dean
A factor behind low female labour force participation in India is family members’ objection to women working. Based on an experiment in Karnataka, this article assesses whether employers can use lig...