About

Margaret (Maggie) Triyana (PhD, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago), a visiting fellow for the 2016–17 academic year, is assistant professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. With a focus on Southeast Asia, her research interests lie at the intersection of development and health economics. She is particularly interested in how social policies affect health outcomes for the poor, early health investments, and health-seeking behavior in limited-resource settings.

While at Kellogg, Triyana will conduct several projects as part of a broader research agenda to further explore the mechanisms that affect health investments in low- and middle-income countries. She is especially interested in the policy implications of these findings, especially policies aimed at improving human capital investments.

She plans to analyze the effects of early life exposure to air pollution and natural disasters in her native Indonesia and in the Philippines, focusing on parental response to these shocks. She will also address tobacco control—a major public health concern in many developing countries—with the implementation of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that aims to prevent smoking among schoolchildren in Indonesia.

Her work is forthcoming in Population StudiesAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and IZA Journal of Labor and Development.

Previously, Triyana was an Indonesia Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.

Thematic Interests

Health economics

Current Research

Components of Health Investments in Developing Countries: Evidence from Indonesia and the Philippines

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