BA, MA, University of California, Davis; PhD, Boston University
Development, micro theory, empirical micro, international organizations, labor economics
Alfredo Burlando recently received his PhD from the economics department at Boston University and is Research Fellow at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He joins the faculty of the economics department at Oregon University in Fall 2010.
Dr. Burlando’s research focuses on issues of economic development, including infrastructure development and health. Currently, he is analyzing data he collected in Tanzania for a paper that estimates the short and long run effects of a month-long blackout there. His other research includes a study on the impact of malaria on human capital accumulation in Ethiopia, and theoretical papers on the incentives behind anti-corruption mechanisms. A national of Italy, he has lived and worked in Tanzania for over two years.