Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College
Christina Brown is a development economist focusing on labor markets, education, and health. She studies the effects of personnel policies, including pay, monitoring, training, and management, on employee productivity and sorting in low-income countries. In particular, she examines how certain personnel policies affect teacher effort and turnover, and ultimately student learning, and how certain policies contribute to or help mitigate discrimination against female and low socioeconomic status employees.
Brown completed a dual BA in physics and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by an MEd in teaching and curriculum from Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and an MA in development economics from Tufts University. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.