JED FRIEDMAN is a senior economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty Team). His research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics and the interactions between poverty and health. He is currently involved in assessing the socio-economic impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as well as the efficacy of aid programs in response to the disaster. He is also investigating the determinants of health behavior change, especially as it relates to the adoption of low-cost and efficacious health technologies. Pilot studies will soon be underway in India and Zambia. Jed holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Before joining the World Bank in 2003 as a Young Professional, Jed worked in the Labor and Population Program of the RAND Corporation.
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