Hi, I'm Edward Whitney and I study the economics of development.
I spend most of my time as a PhD student in the Agricultural and Resource Economics program at UC Davis. Before returning to school, I worked for three years at the International Food Policy Research Institute as a research analyst, focusing mostly on poverty analysis in Pakistan. I have a master's degree in International Development from American University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Utah.
I focus on health and natural resources in developing countries. In my dissertation proposal (coming soon!), I explore the relationships between labor productivity and Schistosomiasis, an environmentally transmitted parasitic disease, among fishing communities on an island in Lake Victoria, Uganda. I'm exicted to connect with other researchers on this subject, so if your research overlaps feel free to reach out.