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Catherine Eckel is Sarah and John Lindsey Professor in the Liberal Arts and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Behavioral Economics and Policy Program. She has held faculty positions at the University of British Columbia, Virginia Tech, and the University of Texas at Dallas, where she was founder and director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Economic Science. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1983.

Dr. Eckel is an award-winning teacher, and enjoys engaging undergraduate students in original research projects. She has advised 15 PhD dissertations, and her students hold faculty positions in the US and around the world. In January 2013, Dr. Eckel was awarded the prestigious Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, given annually by the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, for her work developing and participating in mentoring programs for women assistant professors.
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CIRANO Publications by Catherine Eckel

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Human Capital Investment by the Poor: Informing Policy with Laboratory and Field Experiments

Catherine Eckel, Cathleen Johnson and Claude Montmarquette

Human Capital and Education

Saving Decisions of the Working Poor: Short-and Long-Term Horizons

Catherine Eckel, Cathleen Johnson and Claude Montmarquette


Will the Working Poor Invest in Human Capital? A Laboratory Experiment

Catherine Eckel, Cathleen Johnson and Claude Montmarquette

Human Capital
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