A&AE Lecture: “Longer-term impacts of exposure to a large-scale disaster on health and wellbeing,” Duncan Thomas (Duke University)

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Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm. 103) at Taylor Hall
@ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Duncan Thomas investigates the inter-relationships between health, human capital and socio-economic status with a focus on the roles that individual, family and community factors play in improving levels of health and well-being across the globe. Much of this work highlights resource allocation and decision-making within households and families. His research uses data from large-scale population based longitudinal surveys that he has designed and fielded with colleagues. He was the founding director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Development Economics program and he is a fellow, past president and board member of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and an elected vice president of the Population Association of America (PAA).