Caitlin Brown

University of Manchester, UK

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester, UK

Research interest

Development and applied microeconomics: poverty, intra-household inequality, health, gender, education

Past positions

Research Affiliate, Institute for Fiscal Studies (2020–present); Consultant, Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), World Bank (2015–present); Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Central European University (2018–2020)


PhD in Economics, Georgetown University, 2017

Selected publications

  • “Headship and poverty in Africa.” World Bank Economic Review 35 (2021): 1038–1056 (with D. van de Walle).

  • “Sharing the pie: An analysis of undernutrition and individual consumption in Bangladesh.” Journal of Public Economics 200 (2021): 104460 (with R. Calvi and J. Penglase).

  • “Most of Africa’s nutritionally deprived women and children are not found in poor households.” Review of Economics and Statistics 101 (2019): 631–644 (with M. Ravallion and D. van de Walle).

  • “A poor means test? Econometric targeting in Africa.” Journal of Development Economics 134 (2018): 109–124 (with with M. Ravallion and D. van de Walle).