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Susan W Parker Ph.D.

Susan W Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Director, MPRC


Public Policy
4109 Van Munching
College Park , MD 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6330


  1. Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1993.
  2. M.A. / M.Phil., Economics, Yale University, 1990.
  3. B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Franklin and Marshall College, 1987.


Susan W. Parker is a professor in the School of Public Policy. Previously, she was a professor of economics at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. Her research focuses principally on education and health in developing countries and in particular on the evaluation of programs and public policies. She has particular interest in the areas of conditional cash transfer programs and targeting. Her current projects include studying the causes and consequences of the rise in obesity in Mexico, the health impacts of public health insurance, and mobile banking in poor populations.


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