Research fields: Experimental Economics; Development Economics; Economics of Corruption; Culture, Norms and Institutions.
Here is a link to the Laboratory for Research in Experimental Economics (LREE) at SMU.
New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, edited with Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), Research In Experimental Economics Volume 15, Bingly: Emerald Group Publishing, June 2012.
“Can Patients’ Reports Improve Health Providers’ Performance? Experimental Evidence from Kenya”, with I. Mbiti (U of Virginia). COMING SOON.
“I paid a bribe: Information sharing and extortionary corruption”, with D. Ryvkin (FSU) and James Tremewan (U of Vienna). R&R. PDF
“Rule Breaking, Social Observability and Culture: An Experiment”, with T. Salmon (SMU). Revised September 2015. PDF. A previous draft of this paper circulated under the title: “Does social Does Social Judgment Diminish Rule Breaking?”
“Is more competition always better? An experimental study of extortionary corruption”, with D. Ryvkin (FSU). Revised October 2015. PDF. A previous draft of this paper circulated under the title: “Does competition among public officials reduce corruption? An experiment.”
“Participatory accountability and collective action: Experimental evidence from Albania”, with A. Barr (U of Nottingham) and T. Packard (The World Bank). European Economic Review, 68: 250–269, 2014. PDF
“Intermediaries in Corruption: An Experiment”, with M. Drugov (Carlos III de Madrid) and J. Hamman (FSU). Experimental Economics, 17(1): 78-99, 2014. Online advance access here
“Combining top-down and bottom-up accountability: Evidence from a bribery experiment”. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 28(3): 569-587, August 2012. Online advance access here.
“Anti-corruption Policies: Lessons from the Lab”, with K. Abbink. In D. Serra and L. Wantchekon (eds.) New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, Research In Experimental Economics Volume 15, Bingly: Emerald Group Publishing, June 2012.
“Corruption and Culture: An experimental Analysis”, with A. Barr (U of Nottingham), Journal of Public Economics, 94, Issues 11-12, December 2010. Download here .
“Intrinsic motivations and the non-profit health sector: Evidence from Ethiopia”, with P. Serneels (UEA) and A. Barr (U of Nottingham) Personality and Individual Differences, 51(3): 309-314. Download here.
“The effects of externalities and framing on bribery in a petty corruption experiment”, with A. Barr (U of Nottingham), Experimental Economics, 12 (4): 488-503, 2009. Download here.
“The Twin Effects of Globalization: Evidence from a sample of Indian Manufacturing Firms'”, with F. Daveri (IGIER-Bocconi) and P. Manasse (UBologna) Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI; I-III, pp. 223-251.
“Empirical Determinants of Corruption: A sensitivity Analysis,” Public Choice 126 (1-2), 225-256, 2006.
BOOK CHAPTERS AND POLICY PAPERS
“Studying Corruption through Experiments” in Kreutner, M. ed. Practice Meets Science: Contemporary Anti-Corruption Dialogue, Vienna: Manz, 2010.
“Experimental Research on Corruption: Introduction and Overview”, with L. Wantchekon, in D. Serra and L. Wantchekon (eds.) New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption, Research In Experimental Economics Volume 15, Bingly: Emerald Group Publishing, June 2012.
“Education Outcomes, School Governance and Parents’ Demand for Accountability: Evidence from Albania”, with A. Barr (U of Nottingham) and T. Packard (World Bank), Policy Research Working Paper No. 5643, The World Bank, April 2011. PDF
Discovering the Real World –Health Workers’ Career Choices and Early Work Experience in Ethiopia, with P. Serneels (UEA) and M. Lindelow (World Bank), The World Bank, Washington DC, June 2010. Download here.
WORK IN PROGRESS
“The industrial organization of extortionary corruption: competition, communication and collusion”, with D. Ryvkin (FSU).
“Whistleblowing” with J. Butler (UNLV) and G. Spagnolo (Stockholm School of Economics).
“Gender differences in wage negotiations and renegotiations” with T. Salmon (SMU)
“Information, Aspirations and Role Models” (working title) with T. Salmon (SMU).
“Corrupt police” with K. Abbink (Monash University) and D. Ryvkin (FSU).
“Parental participation in primary schools in Angola: An experimental investigations of motivations, information sharing and collective action problems” (working title) with Pedro Vicente (Nova University of Lisbon)