Lauren Falcao

Lauren Falcao is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan.  Her most recent research focuses on barriers to efficient private-sector arbitrage in East African agricultural markets. Past projects have explored the link between corruption and social preferences in Kenya and the determinants of demand for health technologies in Tanzania. Before her studies at Berkeley, Lauren served as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Effective Global Action. 

She received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017.