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Leigh Anderson joined the Evans School faculty in 1997. She previously taught for eight years at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has also taught or been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan, Renmin University of China in Beijing, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Her primary research interest is in explaining how changes in traditional economic constraints affect individual behavior, but also how formal and informal institutions, intra-household dynamics, and cognitive limitations lead to outcomes different from those predicted by a simple model of utility maximization.