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Lunch-Timer with Dean Spears MPA '07, Ph.D. '13 - "Sanitation in India: Human Development Crisis and Policy Puzzle"

Apr 29, 2014 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Audience: 
Restricted to WWS students, faculty, and fellows
Speaker(s): 
Dean Spears MPA '07, Ph.D. '13 - development and health economist; executive director of r.i.c.e

Dean Spears is a development and health economist who studies the human capital of children in poor countries, especially India, and decision-making by and about poor people. Dean splits his time between Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, where he is a visiting economist at the Centre for Development Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. Dean is executive director of r.i.c.e., a research and advocacy organization in India online at www.riceinstitute.org, and has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School.