Mark M. Pitt is former Director of the Population Studies and Training Center and a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).  Pitt is a leading economic demographer. He focuses on theoretically informed analysis of demographic and health-related behaviors of households, primarily in the developing world. Issues of gender and intra-household resource allocation are central themes. Pitt’s recent research has focused on the hidden costs of arsenic contaminated water on direct measures of cognitive and physical capabilities as well as on the schooling attainment, occupational structure, entrepreneurship and incomes of the rural Bangladesh population, the effects of targeted micro-credit programs on household resource allocation; spatial and intergenerational mobility in rural Bangladesh; the household division of labor and health; and the effects of investments in children on their outcomes as adults.