Augustine Denteh was a fourth year Ph.D. Economics student in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University (GSU). He was interested in applied microeconomics with emphasis on health, labor, and applied econometrics. His objective is to pursue a teaching and research career in Economics and will seek a tenure track professor position upon graduating from GSU.
Augustine’s dissertation focuses on the identification and estimation of the treatment effect of a misreported binary treatment indicator on health-related outcomes such as obesity in survey data. Misreporting is pervasive in survey data and has important consequences for the estimation of treatment effects. He propose a methodology that will be applied to examine the impacts of SNAP (also known as the Food Stamp Program) on several health-related outcomes: adult obesity, food insecurity, and household food purchases. It is noteworthy that he have recently obtained a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding through the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to investigate the nature and consequences of misreporting when examining the
impacts of SNAP.
As part of his professional development, Augustine worked for one year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta through a Federal Reserve Bank fellowship, which was awarded through the Department of Economics at GSU. He worked with Dr. Julie Hotchkiss, providing research support ranging from reading and summarizing technical economics papers to performing statistical analyses using SAS and Stata. He has taught undergraduate econometrics classes in preparation for a tenure track professor position. He is also very active in attending professional conferences.