Maria Porter

Maria Porter

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Brown University

International Development, Assistant Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 301C, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 355 2161, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


All Publications (View all Porter’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications

  • Porter, M. 2016. “Spousal Bargaining Over Care for Elderly Parents in China: Imbalances in Sex Ratios Influence the Allocation of Support” Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming DOI:10.1080/00220388.2016.1156093    
  • Porter, M. 2016. “Effects of Microcredit and Other Loans on Female Empowerment in Bangladesh: The Borrowers Gender Influences Intra-Household Resource Allocation” Agricultural Economics 47:235-245. DOI:10.1111/agec.12225  
  • Porter, M. 2016. “How Do Sex Ratios in China Influence Marriage Decisions and Intra-Household Resource Allocation?” Review of Economics of the Household, 14(2): 337-371. DOI 10.1007/s11150-014-9262-9
  • Porter, M., and A. Adams. 2015. “For Love or Reward? Characterising Preferences for Giving to Parents in an Experimental Setting” Economic Journal, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12248

  • Porter, Maria. 2010. “Health, Longevity, and the Role of the Family in China.” Journal of Population Ageing 3-4: 103-109.
  • Porter, Maria. 2010. “Marriage and The Elderly in China” in Aging Asia: The Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and Korea, edited by K. Eggleston and S. Tuljapurkar, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
  • King, Elizabeth. M., Stephan Klasen, and Maria Porter. 2009. “Women and Development.” in Global Crises, Global Solutions, edited by B. Lomborg, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.