Jere R. Behrman, PhD
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-
Associate Director, Population Aging Reserch Center (PARC), University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Professor Behrman is also a Research Associate at Penn’s Population Studies Center and he serves as the Economics/Social Science member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) National Advisory Council. He is a leading international researcher in empirical microeconomics, with emphasis on developing economies. His research interests include empirical microeconomics, labor economics, human resources (early childhood development, education, health, nutrition), project evaluation, economic demography, incentive systems and household behaviors. The unifying dimension of much of this research is to improve empirical knowledge of the determinants of and the impacts of human resources given unobserved factors such as innate health and ability, the functioning of various institutions such as households and imperfect markets, and information imperfections.
- Fulbright 40th Anniversary Distinguished Fellow
- Econometric Society Fellow
- Guggenheim Foundation Fellow
- Ford Foundation Fellow
- Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Chile.
- 2008 biennial Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize for outstanding research contributions to Latin America. In December 2011 he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Chile
- Teacher Quality in Public and Private Schools Under a Voucher System: The Case of Chile@ (with Michela Tincani, Petra E. Todd, Kenneth I. Wolpin), Journal of Labor Economics (Impact Factor 1.6) 2016; DOI: 10.1086/683642.
- “Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Parental Resources and Schooling Attainment and Children=s Human Capital in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam” (with W. Schott, S. Mani, B.T. Crookston, K.A. Dearden, L.T. Duc, L.C.H. Fernald, A.D. Stein, and The Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team) Economic Development and Cultural Change (Impact Factor 0.9) 2016. NIHMSID: NIHMS674254.
- “The Effects of Community Income Inequality on Health: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in the Bolivian Amazon” (with Eduardo A. Undurraga, William R Leonard, Ricardo A Godoy), Social Science & Medicine 149 (Impact Factor 2.7) (2016), 66-75.
- Early Life Height and Weight Production Functions with Endogenous Calorie and Protein Inputs for Guatemala and the Philippines@ (with Esteban Puentes, Fan Wang, Flavio Cunha, Linda Adair, Judith Borja, John Hoddinott, John Maluccio, Reynaldo Martorell, Aryeh D. Stein), Economics and Human Biology 22: 65-81 (Impact Factor 2.9), 2016
- “Early Childhood Nutrition is Positively Associated with Adolescent Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Child and Parents Study (APCAPS)” (with Arindam Nandi, Ashvin Ashok, Sanjay Kinra, and Ramanan Laxminarayan), Journal of Nutrition (Impact Factor 3.9) 2016; doi: 10.3945/jn.115.223198.
- “Growth Trajectories from Conception to Middle Childhood and Cognitive Achievement at Age 8 Years: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries” (with Andreas Georgiadis, Liza Benny, Benjamin T Crookston, Le Thuc Duc, Priscila Hermida, Subha Mani, Tassew Woldehanna, Aryeh D Stein, and the Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team), Social Science & Medicine: Population Health 2 (2016), 43-54, NIHMSID 766009, Publ.ID: SSMPH14
- “Big Numbers about Small Children: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Addressing Undernutrition,” World Bank Research Observer (with Alderman, Harold, Chloe Puett), 2016
- “Catch-up growth and growth deficits: Nine-year annual panel child growth for native Amazonians in Bolivia” (with Rebecca Zhang, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Wu Zeng, Victoria Reyes-García, Susan Tanner, William R. Leonard, Ricardo A. Godoy), Annuals of Human Biology 2016.
- “The First 1000 Days and Catch-Up Growth,” John Komlos, ed., Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Twins Studies in Economics,@ John Komlos, ed., Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, Oxford University Press, 2016.
- The Human Capital and Productivity Benefits of Early Childhood Nutritional Interventions@ (with Sonia Bhalotra, Anil B. Deolalikar, Ramanan Laxminarayan and Arindam Nandi), Chapter 3 in Disease Control Priorities 3 (DCP3), 2016.
Complete publications list online in a publicly accessible database: http://www.pop.upenn.edu/bio/641/publications