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American Indian Health Outcomes and the Impact of Income Transfers


March 6, 2020


12:00 - 1:30pm



About the Speaker

Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA. He is currently on leave from UCLA and is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to that, Dr. Akee was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University. Dr. Akee completed his doctorate at Harvard University in June 2006. Dr. Akee is an applied microeconomist and has worked in the areas of Labor Economics, Economic Development and Migration. He has conducted research on the determinants of migration and human trafficking, the effect of changes in household income on educational attainment and obesity, the effect of political institutions on economic development and the role of property institutions on investment decisions. He has conducted research on several American Indian reservations, Canadian First Nations, and Pacific Island nations in addition to working in various Native Hawaiian communities. His research has been published in top general interest economics journals and top field journals such as the American Economic Review, American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Law and Economics.

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