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Robert M. Townsend

Robert M. Townsend is Elizabeth & James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. In 2012 he was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society for his research on the village economies of Thailand, becoming the only two-time winner of this prize.

Titles by This Author

The Townsend Thai Project

Running since 1997 and continuing today, the Townsend Thai Project has tracked millions of observations about the economic activities of households and institutions in rural and urban Thailand. The project represents one of the most extensive datasets in the developing world. Chronicles from the Field offers an account of the design and implementation of this unique panel data survey.