Fabrice Kämpfen

Office Address: 

333 McNeil



  • New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kämpfen, Fabrice, Fatima Zahra, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Rachel Kidman. 2021. "The Effects of Negative Economic Shocks at Birth on Adolescents’ Cognitive Health and Educational Attainment in Malawi." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-67.

  • New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Kohler, Iliana, Fabrice Kämpfen, Alberto Ciancio, James Mwera, Victor Mwapasa, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2021. "Curtailing COVID-19 on a Dollar-a-Day in Malawi: Implications for the Ongoing Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-66.

  • A new LDI/PARC Research Brief on a recent study by Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler looking at the health effects of blood pressure screenings for adults in rural Malawi. The PARC team found that adults with elevated blood pressure who were referred to a health care provider were 22 percentage points less likely to have hypertension four years later. They also reported better subjective mental health and were more likely to be taking blood pressure medication. The study has a number of important implications for health screenings and population health management in rural and low-income countries.

Assistant Professor, Economics, University College Dublin

Ph.D., Economics, University of Lausanne, 2019
M.A., Economics, Brown University, 2015
M.S., Economics, University of Lausanne, 2013
B.S., Economics, University of Geneva, 2010


I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). I hold a PhD in Economics and my main research interests are Health Economics, Development Economics and Public Health. I am also interested in reporting heterogeneity and techniques to address it in empirical applications.


I am also the coordinator of a research for development (r4d) project funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development. This international project, which finances projects in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Malawi, aims at assessing the impact of chronic illness on a wide range of outcomes such as health care expenditure, work capacity, socioeconomic outcomes and health and mortality to name a few.