University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Economics
Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. My areas of specialization include development economics, applied microeconomics, labor & demographic economics, and consumer behavior. Much of my recent research has focused on:
- the impact of prices on household decisions,
- health, and in particular, the impact of health on employment and earnings,
- intra-household bargaining, and
- the impact of cellular phone technology in developing countries.
University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. in Economics, 2005
B.A. in Economics, 1996
EmploymentUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecturer, Department of Economics, 2011 - presentUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, 2009 - 2011University of Maryland, College Park
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, 2005 - 2012
Publications and Working Papers
- Nobles, Jenna and Christopher McKelvey. 2015. "Gender, Power, and Emigration from Mexico." Demography 52(5):1573-1600.
- McKelvey, Christopher, Duncan Thomas, and Elizabeth Frankenberg. 2012. "Fertility Regulation in an Economic Crisis." Economic Development and Cultural Change 61(1):7-38.
- Beuermann, Diether, Christopher McKelvey, and Renos Vakis. 2012. "Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Rural Peru." Journal of Development Studies 48(11):1617-1628.
- McKelvey, Christopher. 2011. "Price, Unit Value, and Quality Demanded." Journal of Development Economics 95(2):157-169.
- McKelvey, Christopher. 2010. "Circumcision and the Labor Market Consequences of HIV in Developing Countries." Unpublished paper.
- Thomas, Duncan, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jed Friedman, Jean-Pierre Habicht, Nathan R. Jones, Christopher McKelvey, Gretel H. Pelto, Bondan Sikoki, Teresa E. Seeman, James P. Smith, and Cecep Sumantri. 2006. "Causal Effect of Health on Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence." California Center for Population Research Working Paper PWP-CCPR-2006-070.
- Supplementary Materials for Economics 410
- Frequently asked questions regarding letters of recommendation