Peter Glick
Research Associate,Sr

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Current Activities

Current Research Activities
Determinants of school attainment, grade repetition, and learning in Senegal and Madagascar; impacts of health care quality on consumer satisfaction and demand in Madagascar; the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions in Africa; gender and the benefit incidence of public services in Yemen; schooling, work, and fertility dynamics in Cameroon.


Biographical Statement
Peter Glick received his PhD in economics from the American University in 1993. He has worked with the Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program, where he is a Senior Research Associate, since 1990. His research covers a wide range of issues issues related to poverty and policy in developing countries, with a focus on education, health, employment, and gender inequalities.  His published work has analyzed, among other topics, household investments in education and health; the effects of school and health care quality and cost on demand; the determinants of cognitive skills; gender differences in education, employment and earnings; and the determinants of HIV/AIDS-related behaviors and the efficacy of HIV prevention policies. In addition to these research activities, Dr. Glick has designed and implemented household surveys and surveys of education and health facilities in numerous developing countries. He has co-led large survey projects in Madagascar and Senegal to investigate the linkages of household and school factors to school progression and learning, and is currently co-PI on a Spencer Foundation-funded project in Cameroon to investigate the long-term dynamics of schooling, work, and fertility.  A third important aspect of Dr. Glick's work at CFNPP has been training and capacity building of developing country researchers and research institutions, much of which has occurred through CFNPP's association with the African Economic Research Consortium in Nairobi, Kenya.  Dr. Glick also regularly provides technical assistance to a variety of governments and international organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, and USAID.

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Related Websites

Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program:

Strategies and Analysis for Growth and Access (SAGA):

Improved Policy Analysis for Economic Decision-Making (ILO):


Selected Publications

“Determinants of HIV Knowledge and Condom use among Women in Madagascar: An Analysis Using Matched Household and Community Data” (With Josée Randriamamonjy and David E. Sahn). Forthcoming, African Development Review.

"Cognitive Skills Among Children in Senegal: Disentangling the Roles of Schooling and Family Background."  Forthcoming, Economics of Education Review. (with David E. Sahn).

“How Reliable are Client Satisfaction Surveys? Evidence from Matched Health Care Facility and Household Surveys in Madagascar” Social Science and Medicine. 68(2), 2009.

“What Policies Will Reduce Gender Schooling Gaps in Developing Countries: Evidence and Interpretation.” World Development. 36(9): 1623-1646, 2008.

"Are Africans Practicing Safer Sex: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys for Eight Countries." Forthcoming, Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(2):397-439, 2008 (with David E. Sahn).

“Estimating the Consequences of Unexpected Fertility on Child Quality in Romania: an Exercise Using Twins Data.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (5):667-691, 2007 (with David E. Sahn and Alessandra Marini).

"Changes in HIV/AIDS Knowledge And Testing Behavior In Africa: How Much and for Whom?" Journal of Population Economics 20(2):382-422 (April), 2007 (with David E. Sahn).

“The Demand for Primary Schooling in Rural Madagascar: Price, Quality, and the Choice Between Public and Private Providers.” Journal of Development Economics 79(1):118-145, 2006 (with David E. Sahn).

“Export Processing Zone Expansion in Madagascar: What are the Labor Market and Gender Impacts?” Journal of African Economies 15(4):722-756, 2006. (Co-author: François Roubaud).

“Intertemporal Female Labor Force Behavior in a Developing Country: What Can We Learn from a Limited Panel?” Labour Economics 12(1):23-45, 2005 (with David E. Sahn).

“The Distribution of Public Expenditures in Madagascar over the 1990s: Increasing Progressivity without Economic Growth?” Journal of African Economies 15(3) 399-433. (Co-author: Mamisoa Razakamanantsoa). 2006.

“Scaling Up Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing in Africa: What Can Evaluation Studies Tell Us About Potential Prevention Impacts?” Evaluation Review 29(4):331-357, 2005.

“Poverty, Education and Health: the Case of Madagascar,” in Christian Morrisson, ed., Education and Health Spending and Poverty Reduction, 2003. Paris: OECD. (Co-authors: D. Cogneau, J.C. Dumont, M. Razafindakato, J. Razafindravonona, I. Randretsa, and F. Roubeaud).

“Parental Labor and Child Nutrition Beyond Infancy,” in Jody Heymann, ed., Global Inequalities at Work, 2003. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“Schooling of Girls and Boys in a West African Country: the Effects of Parental Education, Income, and Household Structure.” Economics of Education Review 19(1):63-87, 2000 (Co-author: David E. Sahn).

“Simultaneous Determination of Home Work and Market Work of Women in Urban West Africa.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 61(1):57-84, February, 1999.

“Maternal Labor Supply and Child Nutrition in West Africa.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 60(3):325-355, August 1998. (Co-author: David E. Sahn).