Lori Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her Ph.D in 2007 from Yale University. Formerly a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, Lori received a UNICEF Grant for field work in West Bengal and was a Visiting Researcher at the International Rescue Committee in 2005. She currently serves as an Impact Evaluation Consultant for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Lori's primary fields of interest include Economic Development and Labor Economics, with a focus on how social networks facilitate information transmission. Her recent work has evaluated the impact of a political affirmative action program on gender bias in rural India.