Mark Pitt, Professor of Economics, came to Brown in 1989 from the University of Minnesota. Pitt received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He works on a variety of economic demography issues in the developing world including intrahousehold resource allocation, fertility, child mortality and health, and program evaluation.
Pitt, Mark M., Shahidur R. Khandker, and Jennifer Cartwright. "Empowering Women with Micro-finance: Evidence from Bangladesh." Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming
Pitt M, Khandker S, Chowdhury O, Millimet D. Credit Programs for the Poor and the Health Status of Children in Rural Bangladesh. International Economic Review. 2003; 44: 87-118.
Pitt M, Khandker S. Credit Programs for the Poor and Seasonality in Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Development Studies. 2002; 39(2): 1-24.
Kao C, Lee L, Pitt M. Simulated Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Linear Expenditure System with Binding Non-negativity Constraints. Annals of Economics and Finance. 2001; 203-223.
Pitt M. The Effect of Nonagricultural Self-Employment Credit on Contractual Relations and Employment In Agriculture: The Case of Microcredit Programs in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Development Studies. 2000; June-Sept: 15-48.
Pitt M, Khandker S, McKernan S, Latif M. Credit Programs for the Poor and Reproductive Behavior in Low-Income Countries: Are the Reported Causal Relationships the Result of Heterogeneity Bias? Demography. 1999; 36: 1-21.
Pitt M, Khandker S. The Impact of Group-Based Credit Programs on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter? Journal of Political Economy. 1998; 106: 958-96.
Pitt M, Putterman L. Employment and Wages in Township, Village and Other Rural Enterprises. In Reform and Productivity in China's Industry, Jefferson G, Singh I. (eds.), Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Rosenzweig M, Lee L, Pitt M. The Effects of Improved Nutrition, Sanitation and Water Purity on Child Health in High-Mortality Populations. Journal of Econometrics. 1997; 77: 209-35.
Pitt M. The Specification and Estimation of the Demand for Goods within the Household. In Intrahousehold Resource Allocation: Policy Issues and Research Methods, Alderman H, Haddad L. (eds.). Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Pitt M. Estimating the Determinants of Child Health When Fertility and Mortality are Selective. Journal of Human Resources. 1997; 32: 127-158.
Pitt M. The Determinants and Consequences of the Placement of Government Programs in Indonesia. World Bank Economic Review. September, 1993: 114-149. Reprinted in Public Spending and the Poor: Theory and Evidence, van de Walle D, and Nead K. (eds.). Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press(for the World Bank), 1995.
Pitt M. Analyzing the Effect of Structural Adjustment on Health in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Understanding the Social Effects of Policy Reform, Demery L, Ferroni M, and Grootaert C. (eds.). World Bank, 1993.
Pitt M, Sumodiningrat G. Risk, Schooling and the Choice of Seed Technology in Developing Countries: A Meta-Profit Function Approach. International Economic Review. 1991; 32: 457-473.
Pitt M, Rosenzweig M, Hassan N. Productivity, Health and Inequality in the Intra-household Distribution of Food in Low-Income Countries. American Economic Review. December, 1990; 80:1139-1159.
Pitt M, Rosenzweig M. Estimating the Intrahousehold Incidence of Illness: Child Health and Gender-Inequality in the Allocation of Time. International Economic Review. November, 1990; 31: 969-989.
Pitt M, Slemrod J. The Compliance Cost of Itemizing Deductions: Evidence from Individual Tax Returns. American Economic Review. 1989; 79: 1224 1232.
Lee, Lung-Fei, and Mark M. Pitt. "The Econometrics of Rationing, Imperfect Markets and Binding Non Negativity Constraints." Journal of Econometrics 36 (1987), 89 110.
Lee L, Pitt M. Microeconometric Demand Systems with Binding Non Negativity Constraints: The Dual Approach. Econometrica. 1986; 54:1237 1242.
Pitt, Mark M., and Mark R. Rosenzweig. "Agricultural Prices, Food Consumption and the Health and Productivity of Indonesian Farmers." In Inderjit Singh, Lyn Squire and John Strauss (eds.), Agricultural Household Models: Extensions, Applications and Policy, Johns Hopkins University Press (1986), 153 182.
Pitt M, Rosenzweig M. Health and Nutrient Consumption Across and Within Farm Households. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 1985; LXVII(2): 212 223.
Pitt, Mark M. "Equity, Externalities and Energy Subsidies: The Case of Kerosene in Indonesia," Journal of Development Economics, 17 (1985), 201 217.
Pitt, Mark M. "Smuggling and the Black Market for Foreign Exchange." Journal of International Economics, 14 (1984), 243 257.
Pitt, Mark M. "Farm Level Fertilizer Demand in Java: A Meta Production Function Approach." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65 (1983), 502 508.
Pitt, Mark M. "Food Preferences and Nutrition in Rural Bangladesh." The Review of Economics and Statistics, LXV, 1983, 105 114, Spanish translation in Desarollo Rural en Las Americas.
Pitt, Mark M. and Lung-Fei Lee. "The Measurement and Sources of Technical Inefficiency in the Indonesian Weaving Industry." Journal of Development Economics, 9 (1981), 43 64.
Pitt, Mark M. "Smuggling and Price Disparity," Journal of International Economics, 11 (1981), 447 458.