Sara Nadel

Sara Nadel

PhD. Candidate in Public Policy 2013, Adrienne Hall Fellow

Over the course of the summer, Sara was exposed to all aspects of economic research using data collected from field work. She worked on two projects in which Dr. Hanna was a coauthor: the first looked at a health intervention designed to encourage families in Orissa, India, to adopt clean stoves (more than three million people globally use stoves that produce polluted air connected with a variety of health problems that disproportionately affect women and children). The second project looked at the effects of encouraging seaweed farmers in Indonesia to experiment with farming techniques. Sara was involved in all aspects of the research. This included analysis of the collected data to determine the efficacy of the project through advanced regression analysis and other statistical methods using the program STATA. As data analysis neared completion, Sara’s work transitioned to contributing to developing conclusions and supporting the authors in producing an academic paper and non-academic practitioner reports about the results.