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Nicholas Wilson '99

Associate Professor of Economics
Economics Department
Division of History and Social Sciences

Nicholas Wilson studies the health of poor people in poor countries. His research focuses on the economics of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes measuring the epidemiological effects of HIV/AIDS service expansion at scale, examining behavioral responses to this service expansion, and using consumer demand models of decision-making under uncertainty to understand the causes and consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the University of Chicago Population Center, and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have funded his work. Much of his research is collaborative work with undergraduate students and he teaches courses in health, health in poor countries, and introductory economics. Nicholas received his Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University, a MA in Economics from Brown University, a MPA in International Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a BA in Economics from Reed College. To learn more about his work, navigate to his website.


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