Assistant Professor of Economics
Originally from Rochester, MN, Heath attended graduate school at American University in Washington, DC where he received a PhD in economics and an MA in international politics. Before coming to Drake University, Heath was a research fellow in the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Heath's research interests include development economics, econometrics, and computational economics. Much of his research to date has examined equity-efficiency tradeoffs in the distribution of agricultural landholdings in developing countries. He also conducts econometric research, most of which focuses on information-theoretic methods of inference. His work has been published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Journal of Development Studies, among other places.
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