COVID-19 and Household Well-being in Developing Countries (2021-2022)

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered widespread and poorly understood economic, political and  social effects worldwide. For example, widespread lockdowns, which have been implemented as a public health measure to slow the pandemic, have had significant consequences in many other realms of life, such as households’ economic well-being, food security, schooling and mental health.

In partnership with the DevLab, this project team contributed to a comprehensive analysis of microdata to shed light on the political and governance effects of the pandemic across the developing world. The team incorporated a standardized COVID-19 module across multiple existing research projects focused on impact evaluation and consolidated and analyzed data to synthesize key findings for policymakers on the effects of the pandemic.      


Summer 2021 – Spring 2022 

Team Outputs

Policy briefs; blogs; data visualizations, academic papers; public-use data files

This Team in the News

Three Students Honored as Faculty Scholars

Interdisciplinary Researchers Discuss Faculty-Student Research

Meet the Members of the 2021-2022 Bass Connections Student Advisory Council

Senior Spotlight: Reflections from the Class of 2023

This project team was originally part of the Education & Human Development theme of Bass Connections, which ended in 2022. 


Image: Recent Graduates of Cambodia’s FETP Use Their Frontline Training to Respond to COVID-19, by CDC Global, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Recent Graduates of Cambodia’s FETP Use Their Frontline Training to Respond to COVID-19.

Team Leaders

  • Erica Field, Arts & Sciences-Economics
  • Manoj Mohanan, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Erik Wibbels, Arts & Sciences-Political Science

/graduate Team Members

  • Aiman Haider, Interdisciplinary Data Science - Masters
  • Larissa Harari, Latin Am/Caribbean Stdies-Cert
  • Lucille Right, Political Science-PHD, Political Science-AM
  • Ignacio Rodriguez Hurtado, Economics-PHD
  • Huong Vu, MIDP 2 Year Masters

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Marcos Catao, Economics (BS)
  • Feishi Gong, Economics (BS)
  • Andrew Griffin, Economics (BS)
  • Taher Khambati, Neuroscience (BS)
  • Cheyenne Quijano, Economics (BS)
  • Yinhong Zhao, Economics (BS)
  • Francis de Beixedon, Political Science (AB)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • David Dow, Political Science
  • Robert Garlick, Arts & Sciences-Economics
  • Edmund Malesky, Arts & Sciences-Political Science
  • Katherine Vyborny, Arts & Sciences-Economics