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Pascaline Dupas is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Children and Development Economics. She is also an assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University. Previously she held appointments at Dartmouth College and at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a development economist studying the determinants of and returns to human capital accumulation (health and education) and technology adoption among self-employed households in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dupas studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Études and Sciences Sociales in Paris in 2006. She is also a Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Center for Effective Global Action, and Innovations for Poverty Action. Dupas currently holds an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and was recently awarded an NSF CAREER grant.

Dupas lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Kudzai, and their 2-year old daughter Naomi.



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