Zoe McLaren's research examines how health status and access to health resources influence
economic outcomes and vice versa to shed light on the economic impact of the HIV/AIDS
and tuberculosis epidemics. Prof. McLaren's current work analyzes large data sets
using econometric methods in order to build a more rigorous evidence base for policy-making
in developing countries. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Economics from
the University of Michigan in 2010.
Ph.D., Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2010
B.A., Government and Biology, Dartmouth College, 2000
Bailey, M., O. Malkova and Z. McLaren. 2018. Does Family Planning Increase Children's Economic Resources? Evidence from
the War on Poverty and the Early years of Title X. (Conditionally accepted at Journal of Human Resources.) pdf - Policy Brief
McLaren, Z 2017. Coping with Intra-Household Job Separation in South Africa's Labor Market. Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming. pdf
Burger, R and Z. McLaren. 2017. An Econometric Method for Estimating Population Parameters from Non-Random
Samples: An Application to Clinical Case Finding. Health Economics 26 (9), 1110-1122. pdf
Bam, L., Z. McLaren, E. Coetzee and K.H.von Leipzig. 2017. Reducing stock-outs of essential tuberculosis
medicines: A system dynamics modelling approach to supply chain management. Health Policy and Planning czx057
McLaren, Z, Sharp A., Hessburg, J., Sabet Sarvestani, A., Parker E., Akazili, J. Johnson, T.R.B.
and Sienko, K., 2017. Cost effectiveness of medical devices to diagnose pre-eclampsia
in low-resource settings. Development Engineering 2, 99-106. pdf
McLaren, Z, A. Sharp, J. Zhou, S. Wasserman and A. Nanoo. 2016. Assessing Health Care Quality
Using Routine Data: Evaluating the Performance of the National Tuberculosis Programme
in South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health 22 (2), 171-179 pdf
McLaren, Z, K. Schnippel and A. Sharp. 2016. A Data-Driven Evaluation of the Stop TB Global
Partnership Strategy of Targeting Key Populations at Greater Risk for Tuberculosis.
PLoS One 11 (10): e0163083. pdf
McLaren, Z, A. Milliken, A. Meyer and A. Sharp. 2016. Does Directly Observed Therapy Improve
Tuberculosis Treatment? More Evidence Is Needed To Guide Tuberculosis Policy. BMC Infectious Diseases 16:537 pdf
McLaren, Z, Brouwer, E., Ederer, D., Fischer, K. and Branson, N. 2015. “Gender patterns of tuberculosis
testing and disease in South Africa.” International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 19(1):104-110. pdf
McLaren, Z Equity in the national rollout of public AIDS treatment in South Africa 2004-08.
2014. Health Policy and Planning. December 1-11. pdf
McLaren, Z, C. Ardington and M. Leibbrandt. 2014. “Distance decay and persistent health care
disparities in South Africa.” BMC Health Services Research 14.1 (2014): 541. pdf
Moyer CA, McLaren Z, Adanu RM, Lantz PM. 2013. “Understanding the relationship between access to care
and facility-based delivery through an analysis of 2008 Ghana Demographic Health Survey
data.” International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 122: 224-229. pdf
Levinsohn, J., Z. McLaren, O. Shisana and K. Zuma. 2013. “HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South
Africa.” Review of Economics and Statistics, March, 95(1): 98-108. pdf
R.G. Majelantle, K. Bainame and Z. McLaren. 2010. “Knowledge and Risky Behaviours Associated with the Spread of HIV/AIDS Among
Young Persons in Botswana.” Botswana Notes and Records, 42:121-133.
Banerjee, A., S. Galiani, J. Levinsohn, Z. McLaren and I. Woolard. 2008. “Why Has Unemployment Risen in the New South Africa?” Economics of Transition, 16(4): 715-740. pdf