Sarah Baird TabsBio On sabbatical through July 2019. Sarah Baird is an Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics in the Department of Global Health. She serves as the Program Director for the Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation MPH Program with in the department. Dr. Baird is also an Affiliated Faculty at The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) at the Elliot School of International Affairs. Dr. Baird is a development economist whose research focuses on the microeconomics of health and education in developing countries with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked on areas as diverse as the schooling and health of young women in Malawi, community-driven development in Tanzania, deworming in Kenya, and global infant mortality. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley in 2007. ExpertiseExpertise: Global HealthProgram EvaluationHealth EconomicsEducation: Doctor of Philosophy (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of California, Berkeley, 2007 Master of Science (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of California, Berkeley, 2002 Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Environmental Science, Politics), Claremont McKenna College, 2001 Teaching: PubH 6440: Global Health Economics and Finance, Department of Global Health PubH 8420: Doctoral Research Methods III Community Service: Dr. Baird is a peer reviewer for numerous journals including the American Economic Review, American Journal of Public Health, Demography, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, PLOS One, Quarterly Journal of Economics,The Lancet, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and the World Bank Economic Review. Dr. Baird is also a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Economic Association (AEA), International Health Economics Association (IHEA) and Population Association of America (PAA). She also serves on the Advisory Group for the Global Gender Program for the Elliot School of International Affairs. ResearchResearch: Dr. Baird’s research interests are largely contained within the intersection of health, poverty and education at a micro level. She utilizes quantitative research methods to investigate the causal effects of programs and policies on health and education outcomes. She is currently conducting randomized impact evaluations on health and education in Malawi (cash transfers), Tanzania (community driven development) and Kenya (school based deworming). Her research has been featured in a variety of media outlets including The Economist and the New York Times. PublicationsPublications: (Selected Publications) Journal Articles Baird, S., Hamory-Hicks, J., Kremer, M., and Miguel, E. (Forthcoming) “Worms at Work: Long Run Impacts of a Child Health Investment.” Quarterly Journal of Economics. Ahuja, A., Baird, S., Hamory Hicks, J., Kremer, M., Miguel, E., and Powers, S. (2015), “When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming,” World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 29 (suppl 1), pp. S9-S24. Baird, S., Gong, E., McIntosh, C. and Özler, B. (2014), “The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 37, pp. 98-112. Baird, S., Ferreira, F., Özler, B., and Woolcock, M. (2014), “Conditional, Unconditional and Everything in Between: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Cash Transfer Programs on Schooling Outcomes,” Journal of Development Effectiveness, Vol. 6(1), pp. 1-43. Baird, S., McIntosh, C. and Özler, B. (2013), “The Regressive Demands of Demand Driven Development,” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 106, pp. 370-403. Baird, S., de Hoop, J. and Özler, B. (2013) “Income Shocks and Adolescent Mental Health,” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 48(2), pp. 370-403. Baird, S. and Özler, B. (2012), “Examining the Reliability of Self-Reported Data on School Participation,” Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 98(1), pp. 89-93. Baird, S., Garfein, R., McIntosh, C., and Özler, B. (2012), “Effect of a cash transfer programme for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi: a cluster randomised trial,” The Lancet, Vol. 379(9823), pp. 1320-1329. Baird, S., McIntosh, C., and Özler, B. (2011), “Cash or Condition: Evidence from a Randomized Cash Transfer Program,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 126(4), pp. 1709-1753. Baird, S., Friedman, J. and Schady, N. (2011), “Aggregate Income Shocks and Infant Mortality in the Developing World,” Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 93(3), pp. 847-856. Baird, S., Chirwa, E., McIntosh, C. and Özler, B. (2010), “The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women,” Health Economics, Vol. 19(S1), pp. 55–68. Book Chapters Baird, S., Özler, B. (2015) “Conditional Cash Transfers: Inﬂuence on Marriage and Fertility,” in: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 4. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 555–559. Baird, S., Beegle, K., and Friedman, J. (2012) "Shocks, Health and Nutrition during Early Childhood," in M. Lundberg and A. Wuermli (editors), Children and Youth in Crisis: Protecting and Promoting Human Development in Times of Economic Shocks, World Bank. Baird, S., Beegle, K., and Friedman, J. (2012) "Economic Crisis and Adolescent Mental Health," in M. Lundberg and A. Wuermli (editors), Children and Youth in Crisis: Protecting and Promoting Human Development in Times of Economic Shocks, World Bank.