Carl Kitchens

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mississippi; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Carl Kitchens is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. His research focuses on the role that large electric infrastructure projects during the first half of the 20th Century had on productivity growth and health in the United States. A portion of his work focuses on the Tennessee Valley Authority, its effects on growth, and its unintended detrimental impacts on malaria in the South.

More recently, he has begun researching the effects of the Rural Electrification Administration with co-author Price Fishback. He is also interested in how land is assembled for these large scale projects, and how the power of eminent domain affects bargaining outcomes for the involved parties. He holds a BA from Auburn University and a PhD from the University of Arizona, both in economics.

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