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My core research focuses on households in developing countries, working on issues of decision-making, agriculture, and gender. I study also entrepreneurship and small business disaster resilience, following Hurricane Katrina. These two strands of study are tied together through the focus on how stakeholders, whether they be rural households in the developing world or small businesses in North America, make choices to thrive under challenging conditions.

I also study the process of economic research, including instructional pedagogy, ethics in research, and gender in the profession.