Research

Publications

“How Important is Temptation Spending? Maybe Less than We Thought” (with Lasse Brune and Qingxiao Li) [Final Working Paper] World Bank Economic Review, May 2022.

“Some Children Left Behind: Variation in the Eff ects of
an Educational Intervention” (with Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Juan Sebastián Munoz, Rebecca Thornton, and Jeffrey A. Smith) [Final Working Paper] (Forthcoming, Journal of Econometrics)

“Health Knowledge and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa” (with Anne Fitzpatrick, Sabrin Beg, Laura Derksen, Anne Karing, Adrienne Lucas, Natalia Ordaz Reynoso, and Munir Squires) [NBER Working Paper No. 28316] [Ungated PubMed Link] Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, October 2021.

“Pay Me Later: Savings Constraints and the Demand for Deferred Payments” (with Lasse Brune and Eric Chyn) [Final Working Paper] American Economic Review, July 2021.

“Making the Grade: The Sensitivity of Education Program Effectiveness to Input Choices and Outcome Measures” (with Rebecca Thornton) [Final Working Paper][Online Appendix] Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2021.

“You Know What I Know: Interviewer Knowledge Effects in Subjective Expectation Elicitation” (with Natalia Ordaz Reynoso) [Final Working Paper][Online Appendix] Demography, February 2021.

“Peers and Motivation at Work: Evidence from a Firm Experiment in Malawi” (with Lasse Brune and Eric Chyn) [Final Working Paper][Online Appendix] (Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources)

“Income Timing and Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment” (with Lasse Brune) [Final Working Paper] [Online Appendix] Journal of Development Economics, May 2019

Working Papers

“Appointments: A More Effective Commitment Device for Health Behaviors” (with Laura Derksen, Natalia Ordaz Reynoso, and Olivier Sterck) [PDF] (Under review)

“Scared Straight or Scared to Death? Fatalism in Response to Disease Risks” [PDF] (Under review)

“Teacher Flexibility and School Productivity: Evidence from a Remedial Education Program in India” (with Sabrin Beg, Anne Fitzpatrick, Adrienne M. Lucas, and Khandker Wahedur Rahman)

“Learning More about Teachers: Estimating Teacher Value-Added and Treatment Effects on Teacher Value-Added in Northern Uganda” (with Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Jeffrey Smith, and Rebecca Thornton) [PDF]

“Program Scale-up and Sustainability” (with Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Jeff Smith, and Rebecca Thornton) [Slides]

Work in Progress

Long-run Impacts of the Northern Uganda Literacy Project (with Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Ricardo Montero de la Piedra*, Jeffrey Smith, and Rebecca L. Thornton)

Measuring Uncertainty in Subjective Risk Beliefs (with Divya Pandey*)

Estimating Labor Supply Elasticities and Discount Rates from Agricultural Output Data (with Lasse Brune, and Eric Chyn)

Recipient Control over the Timing of Cash Transfers (with Lasse Brune, Eric Chyn, and Miriam Laker-Oketta)

Improving Air Quality in Schools (with Marc Bellemare and Kent Horsager)