Frances Lu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of California, San Diego who specializes in the fields of development and labor economics. My research agenda focuses on how inequality evolves with and shapes economic development. I am on the 2023-2024 job market. 

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Intergenerational Persistence in Child Mortality (with Tom Vogl). American Economic Review: Insights (March 2023). NBER Working Paper 29810

Featured on: VoxDevTalks podcast

Marriage outcomes of displaced women (with Prashant Bharadwaj and Sameem Siddiqui). Journal of Development Economics (September 2021). 

Featured on: VoxDev; Ideas for India 

Works In Progress

Intergenerational Persistence of Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from African Women (with Camila Navajas-Ahumada)

Awarded: NBER Gender in the Economy Dissertation Fellowship Runner-up 

Land inequality and rural structural transformation: Evidence from India (with Harrison Mitchell and Manaswini Rao)

Data collection funded by: Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Ph.D. Grant (£15,000)