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Alex Shpenev

Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Social Norms Group (PennSoNG); Lecturer, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Area of study: 

Social networks; family, health and inequality; educational gradients; formal demography; historical demography

A demographer and sociologist with a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Statistics from the Wharton School, Dr. Shpenev teaches the MBDS elective Statistical Reasoning for Behavioral Science. Since coming to Penn, his interests have included understanding the educational gradient in health and mortality, specifically at the intersection with the sociology of the family and social networks. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in PennSoNG, Dr. Shpenev investigates how social norms and social networks are linked to latrine use and better sanitation practices in India.

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