Poverty Student Research Grant Winners


During April 2009, the team sponsored a grant competition for Undergraduate thesis students and doctoral graduate students working on topics related to the theme project. The successful awards support 1 Undergraduate thesis student and 9 doctoral students.

Undergraduate Thesis Student
Emma Banks Arts & Sciences Agency, Actors, and Alternative Development: Cocaleros and USAID in the Chapare, Bolivia
Doctoral Students
Jamie Bleck Government Education, Upward Mobility, and State Accountability in the Context of Education for All
Xi Chen AEM Does Openness Lead to Lower Reliance? Ceremony Frenzy, Gift Exchange Inflation and Social Network in rural China
Brian Dillon Economics Subjective Expectations and Farmer Welfare in an East African Cash Crop Market
Matthew Erie Anthropology The Role of Public Interest Law in China’s “Rule of Law” Movement: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Legal Aid
Don Leonard Government The Political Determinants of Economic Development: Ideas, Institutions, and Foreign Intervention in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Scott Sanders Development Soc. Patterns of Persistent Poverty in Post- Đổi mới Vietnam
Michael Spiller Sociology
Best Laid Plans: Poverty, Financial Aid, and College Completion
Russell Toth Economics Entrepreneurial Human Capital and the Constraints to Household-level Entrepreneurial Activity in a Developing Country Setting
Shuang Zhang Economics Earnings Mobility and Labor Market Transition in Urban China