Christopher R. Udry
Skip to content

Christopher R. Udry

Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics; Co-Director of the Global Poverty Research Lab

For Those Living in Poverty, Therapy Can Have Benefits Beyond Mental Health

A large study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy can also improve physical health and economic outcomes.

Researchers: Nathan Baker, Bryan T. Gharad, Dean Karlan, Angela L. Ofori-Atta and Christopher Udry

August 1, 2022

Social Impact

Tackling Global Poverty Takes More Than Cash

New research points to the power of including psychosocial interventions—such as group problem-solving—alongside economic ones.

Researchers: Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and and coauthors

May 1, 2022


Measuring COVID’s Devastating Impact on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Global surveys of more than 30,000 people revealed widespread drops in income, rising food insecurity, and an increase in domestic violence.

Researchers: Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and and coauthors

July 1, 2021


Why Well-Meaning NGOs Sometimes Do More Harm than Good

Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.

Researchers: Erika Deserranno, Aisha Nansamba, Nancy Qian, Katharine Baldwin, Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and Ernest Appiah

August 7, 2020

Social Impact