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Anne Case, NBER Profile: Anne C. Case

Anne C. Case is a Research Associate in the NBER’s Programs on Children, Education, Aging, and Public Economics. She is also the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies.

Case is currently a member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association; the Economic Reference Group for UNAIDS; and the research committee of the World Bank. She is an affiliate of the South African Labour Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town and of the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa. She has published extensively in the fields of development, health, political economy and labor economics.

Case received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Her recent work examines the effects of HIV and AIDS on health service delivery in Africa; the impact of orphanhood on educational attainment; social determinants of childhood health; and the impact of early life health and nutrition on health and cognitive function over the life course.

When she’s not working, she and her husband (NBER Research Associate Angus Deaton) enjoy cooking with friends, and bragging about their grandchildren.

Christina Paxson, NBER Profile: Christina H. Paxson

Christina H. Paxson is a Research Associate in the NBER’s Programs on Aging, Children, Healthcare, and Education. She is also the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

Paxson is the founding director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, an interdisciplinary health research center in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is also a Senior Editor of The Future of Children, and a Research Associate of Princeton’s Office of Population Research. She is the director of Princeton’s Health Grand Challenges program, and the principal investigator for Princeton’s NIH-funded Center for the Demography of Aging.

Paxson’s research interests are in the areas of applied economics, health, and development economics. Her current research focuses on economic status and health outcomes over the life course in both developed and developing countries. She has investigated the effects of early life environments on children’s cognitive development in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ecuador, as well as the long-run effects of early life health problems on economic status in adulthood.

Paxson received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, and her Masters’ and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has spent her entire professional career at Princeton, except for a visiting professorship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1999.

Paxson has two children: a 12-year-old son, and another son who is a junior at Swarthmore College. She is married to Ari Gabinet, an attorney with Vanguard.

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