Gisella Kagy

Position title: Assistant Professor, Consumer Science


1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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Kagy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research is in development economics with a focus on gender, employment in low-income countries, and the impact of early childhood and in-utero health shocks on later life health and human capital accumulation. She has projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Ghana that use a variety of experimental and applied methods with a particular focus on designing surveys and collecting new data. Her work has been published in top general interest and development economics field journals. She received my PhD in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015.