The Art and Practice of Economics Research
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The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.
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Chapter: Janet Currie (Princeton University)

Simon W. Bowmaker


Janet Currie was born in Ontario, Canada in 1960 and graduated with a BA and an MA in economics from the University of Toronto in 1982 and 1983 respectively before obtaining a PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1988. Professor Currie has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1988–1991 and 1993–2006, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991–1993, Columbia University, 2006–2011, and is currently serving as the Henry Putman Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being. Professor Currie’s research focuses on the health and well-being of children. Her most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘Does Head Start Make a Difference?’, American Economic Review (1995), co-authored with Duncan Thomas, ‘Saving Babies: The Efficacy and Cost of Recent Changes in the Medicaid Eligibility of Pregnant Women’, Journal of Political Economy (1996), co-authored with Jonathan Gruber, ‘Health Insurance Eligibility, Utilization of Medical Care, and Child Health’, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1996), co-authored with Jonathan Gruber, ‘Socioeconomic Status and Child Health: Why is the Relationship Stronger for Older Children?’, American Economic Review (2003), co-authored with 145 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 08Currie /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 146 The art and practice of economics research Mark Stabile, and ‘Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD’,...

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