Lori Beaman

Lori Beaman is a development economist whose research interests are centered on three themes: the role of social networks in the labor market, agricultural technology adoption and women’s mobility. She is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant, and an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

Content by Lori Beaman
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    The lives of urban youth: Before and after the Ebola epidemic

    As a result of the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis in West Africa, there were a total of 10,672 cases of Ebola in Liberia, with 4,808 deaths. Recent reports from the World Bank found that labour activity contracted considerably during the Ebola crisis, and data recently collected (April 2015) by IPA finds that among Monrovia youth, the unemployment rate is 30 percent. This signals a...

    8 Oct 2015 | Lori Beaman, Jeremy Magruder, Niall Keleher