Natalie Bau

Natalie Bau

Associate Professor

Prof. Natalie Bau

Office: 8359 Bunche Hall

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Natalie Bau is an Associate Professor of Economics and holds a joint appointment with the department of public policy. She has held positions at the University of Toronto and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has published papers in leading economics journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her research spans a variety of topics in development and educational economics, including the effects of cultural traditions on economic decision-making and the industrial organization of educational markets.


PhD in Public Policy, Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Harvard University

Research Areas:

Development, Industrial Organization

Selected Books and Publications

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics