Natalie Bau

Natalie Bau

Natalie Bau

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, Department of Public Policy

Natalie is a doctoral student in public policy.  Originally from Pennsylvania, she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in economics and a secondary field in mathematical sciences from Harvard College in 2009.  Before starting the doctoral program, she worked as a consultant in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank, researching private education and disaster relief in Pakistan and health care provision in India.  She has conducted field research in India with the Centre for Microfinance.  Natalie has received a Critical Language Scholarship in Hindi from the US State Department and a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation.  Her current research interests include education economics, the role norms play in solving incomplete contracting problems, and the intersection of development economics and industrial organization.