Development economist Jim Berry has joined the department of economics at the University of Georgia.
He took up the new post on Aug. 1, and moved to the institution from the University of Delaware.
Berry’s research examines human capital in developing countries, with a particular focus on education and children’s health.
One recent paper entitled ‘Not Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Fairness Preferences’ evaluated parental preferences for educational investments across children.
In the field of health economics, his research has evaluated household demand for health products in countries including Zambia.
Before working at the University of Delaware, Berry was an assistant professor at Cornell University. He obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is affiliated with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.