Coleson Weir is a PhD student in economics at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. His research agenda examines the relationship between political institutions, health, and education in developing countries. Before coming to Notre Dame, Coleson received his MS in Economics and Applied Econometrics and HBS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Delaware. His master’s research examined the effect of banning female genital mutilation on the educational attainment level of girls. As an undergraduate, he was a research assistant in the Department of Mathematical Sciences researching an application of probability theory in combinatorics.