Russell Morton

University of Michigan

Received Sylff fellowship in 2024

Russell Morton is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Michigan. His research agenda focuses on development economics and industrial organization, specifically thinking about how market structure and institutional features of markets in low-income countries influence the welfare these markets create and how the welfare is distributed among consumers and firms. Specific studies examine vertical integration and long-term contracts in Indian garment manufacturing, take-up of high-quality pharmaceuticals for malaria in Nigeria, and quality upgrading in Ugandan coffee markets. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from Princeton University and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.


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