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Dean Spears, PhD

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Executive Director, r.i.c.e.
Uttar Pradesh, India

Dean co-founded r.i.c.e. (research institute for compassionate economics) in 2011 to do policy relevant research about children's health and human development in India.  You can learn more about r.i.c.e. here.

Dean is a health economist and economic demographer with a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.  Dean lives and works in India, where he has done research about child height, sanitation, and economic decision making by poor people. He served as the Principal Investigator for TRAction sponsored research on sanitation, population density, and health in multiple countries. 

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