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Heather Schofield is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Global Development. Schofield’s interests are broadly in development, health, and behavioral economics. Her ongoing research is on the role of health human capital (nutrition, pain management, adequate sleep) in economic productivity, cognitive function, and decision-making; profit-maximization among micro-entrepreneurs; dynamic complementarities in education; and the role of financial and social incentives in promoting healthy behaviors, to name a few.
Heather completed a PhD in business economics, an MS in global health and population, and an AB magna cum laude at Harvard University.
“Matching Of Deposits Did Not Increase Participation In Deposit Contracts To Promote Weight Loss Among Obese Employees, But Other Strategies Might Enhance Engagement” (With Jeffrey Kullgren, Andrea Troxel, George Loewenstein, Laurie Norton, Dana Gatto, Yuanyuan Tao, Jingsan Zhu, Judy Shea, David Asch, Thomas Pellathy, Jay Drigger, and Kevin Volpp), Submitted.