Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University
Affiliated faculty at Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), Columbia University
My research interest are focused on topics within development economics. In particular, one strand of my research explores how natural resource booms affect local welfare, with a specific focus labor markets, criminal behavior, health and gender. Another strand of my research focuses on economics of gender and the household, exploring transmission of information within the household, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and access to sanitation for adolescent girls. I use empirical methods including quasi-experiments, lab experiments in the field and randomized control trials.
At Barnard College, I teach Introduction to Development Economics and a senior seminar on Women in Development Economics.
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Department of Economics
Barnard College at Columbia University
New York, 10027
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atolonen [at] barnard [dot] edu