Mark Pitt's research focuses on theoretically informed analysis of the demographic and health-related behaviors of households, primarily in the developing world, and has emphasized primary data collection. Issues of gender and intrahousehold resource allocation are central themes, with the effects of targeted micro-credit programs on household resource allocation being the most important topic he has tackled in recent years.
Mark Pitt, Professor of Economics, came to Brown in 1989 from the University of Minnesota. Pitt received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He works on a variety of economic demography issues in the developing world including intrahousehold resource allocation, fertility, child mortality and health, and program evaluation.
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