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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Adrienne Lucas

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Title Associate Professor of Economics
Email alucas@nospam5d82c44de8cda.udel.edu
Office 419 Purnell Hall


Adrienne Lucas is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a Research Network Member of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). She is a development economist specializing in the economics of education and disease. Her current research focuses on the importance of information in school choice decisions, the effect of teacher incentives on student achievement, and using existing school personnel and resources to increase student learning. She has published research on malaria, free primary education, HIV/AIDS, secondary school choice, the return to school quality, and improving early primary school literacy. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, she was an assistant professor of economics at Wellesley College. She received her Ph.D. and A.M. in Economics from Brown University and her B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.

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  • Ph.D. in economics, Brown University, 2006
  • A.M. in economics, Brown University, 2004
  • B.A. with honors in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan University, 1998

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