Zoë M. McLaren

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Curriculum Vitae


Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan (2010-Present).
Research Affiliate, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor (2010-present).
Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan (2011-2013).


Ph.D. Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan (2010).
B.A. Biology and Government, Dartmouth College (2000).


1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Tel: 734-615-3633
Fax: 734-764-4338
Email: zmclaren (at) umich (dot) edu


Banerjee, Abhijit, Sebastian Galiani, James Levinsohn, Zoë McLaren and Ingrid Woolard. "Why Has Unemployment Risen in the New South Africa?" Economics of Transition, 16(4): 715-740, 2008. - pdf

Levinsohn, Jim, Zoë McLaren, Olive Shisana and Khangelani Zuma. "HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa." The Review of Economics and Statistics, March 2013, 95(1): 98-108. - pdf

Moyer CA, McLaren Z, Adanu RM, Lantz PM. "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


McLaren, Z., The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa. (Submitted.) - pdf

McLaren, Z., Coping with Intra-Household Job Separation in South Africa's Labor Market. (Submitted.) - pdf

McLaren, Z. An Equitable Rollout of AIDS Treatment in South Africa. January 2014. (Submitted.)

McLaren, Z., Hessburg, J., Sabet Sarvestani, A., Parker, E., Akazili, J, Johnson, T.R.B. and Sienko, K. Cost effectiveness of medical devices to reduce mortality from pre-eclampsia in low-resource countries. September 2013. (Submitted.)

McLaren, Z., C. Ardington and M. Leibbrandt. Distance as a Barrier to Health Care Access in South Africa. December 2013. (Submitted.)

Bailey, M., O. Malkova and Z. McLaren. Does Family Planning Increase Children's Economic Resources? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X. (In preparation.)

McLaren, Z., Branson, N., Brouwer, E., Ederer, D., and Fischer, K. Gender Disparities in Tuberculosis Testing and Prevalence in South Africa. (In preparation.)


Factors Affecting the Spread of Tuberculosis in South Africa (with Nicola Branson, Elizabeth Brouwer, Dave Ederer and Kathryn Fischer).

The Effect of Access to Family Planning on Long-Term Economic Outcomes in South Africa (with Murray Leibbrandt, David Lam, Cally Ardington, Alicia Menendez and Nicola Branson).

The Impact of Access to AIDS Treatment on HIV Testing Behavior.

Household Strategies for Coping with the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Botswana.


American Economic Association

Population Association of America

American Society of Health Economists

International Health Economics Association