Kelly Jones

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Research Fellow
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance

Research Interests

I15 - Health and Economic Development D10 - Household Behavior and Family Economics J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

About

Jones’ research focuses on evaluating social and economic interventions aimed at improving welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent work in Kenya includes experimental analyses of women’s risk coping strategies in the face of financial shocks, and the implications for women’s sexual and reproductive health and child health of various economic policies and phenomena. She is also currently conducting field experiments in Uganda and Ghana on the role of gender dynamics in intra-household allocation of resources and productive activities. In particular, she is exploring women’s contributions to and empowerment within small-scale commercial agriculture.
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Publications

Contraceptive Supply and Fertility Outcomes: Evidence from Ghana

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Economic Development and Cultural Change (2015)

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Income Shocks and HIV in Africa

Burke M, Gong E, Jones K

The Economic Journal (2015)

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Mitigating aflatoxin exposure to improve child growth in eastern Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Hoffman V, Jones K, Leroy J

Trials (2015)

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Serum aflatoxin B1-lysine adduct level in adult women from Eastern Province in Kenya depends on household socio-economic status: A cross sectional study.

Leroy J, Wang J, Jones K

Social science & medicine (2015)

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Using Agriculture to Improve Child Health: Promoting orange sweet potatoes reduces diarrhea

de Brauw A, Jones K

World Development (2015)

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Growing up together: cohort composition and child investment.

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Demography (2014)

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Export Opportunities and Barriers in African Growth and Opportunity Act-Eligible Countries

Butcher A, Christ N, Polly L, Colby-Oizumi H, Davitt J, Serletis G, et al.

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Moving Money: Aid Fungibility in Africa

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SAIS Review of International Affairs (2005)

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Inequality is Fatal: A Human Rights Perspective on African Women and HIV

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The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs (2004)

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Professional experience

Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute

June 2014 - Present

Associate Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute

July 2011 - June 2014 (2 years 11 months)

Junior Professional Associate, South Asia Agriculture & Rural Development

World Bank

June 2005 - July 2006 (1 year 1 month)

Economist

U.S. International Trade Commission

May 2004 - May 2005 (1 year)

Education history

University of California Berkeley

Doctorate in Agricultural & Resource Economics

August 2006 - June 2011 (4 years 10 months)

Johns Hopkins University Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Masters in International Relations

August 2003 - May 2005 (1 year 9 months)