Welcome to my website. My research explores individuals’ investment in human capital and how that interacts with policy. I focus on two forms of investment in human capital: investments in skills and health.

First, I focus on the interaction between parents’ investment in children and parental labor supply and asset accumulation decisions. In one of my papers, I look at how the cost of private schooling affects the trade-off mothers face between working and earning more money or staying at home and spending more time with the child. In other research, I investigate whether individuals rely on outside sources of information, such as expert reviews when making investments in their health. 

Contact Information:
Email:  shaizaqayyum@gmail.com
Phone: +1(202)763-0885