Dr. Raymond Guiteras is an Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics. He studies development and environmental economics and applied econometrics. Dr. Guiteras examines actions taken by households in developing countries to guard from environmental health risks, specifically with respect to behaviors in related WaSH and investments. His work include the effects of social interactions on the investment in sanitation, the effects of micro-finance on investments in environmental health in Cambodia and Bangladesh, the need for clean water in Ghana, the effects of sanitation and clean water related infrastructure on health, and the impact of disgust-based messaging on health behavior.
Degrees: BA in Economics and History from Amherst College, PhD in Economics from MIT
Interests: development economics, environmental economics, investment in sanitation, investment in health, clean water
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