Graduate Student

Emily Pakhtigian

  • Emily Pakhtigian
    Emily Pakhtigian
    Graduate Student

Graduate Student

emily.pakhtigian@duke.edu, www.emilypakhtigian.com

Emily Pakhtigian is a PhD candidate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, concentrating in economics. Examining decision making at the individual and household levels, utilizing tools from applied microeconomics and econometrics, her research lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics.

Emily examines how households respond to various environmental risks they face–from poor water quality and unimproved sanitation access to indoor and outdoor air pollution, among others. Specifically, she seeks to understand how social and household factors mediate demand for technologies that avert or mitigate environmental risk, the sustainability of technological adoption, and the long term health and human capital implications of low investment in averting and mitigating technologies.

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