Assistant Professor of
Southern Methodist University
Department of Economics
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
patients’ reports improve health providers’ performance? Lab-experimental
evidence from Kenya. Joint with Isaac Mbiti. World Bank funded.
We combined survey and
experimental (i.e. lab in the field behavioral games) data to investigate
patients’ willingness to report subpar behavior of health professionals,
and health professionals’ responsiveness to different formal and informal
reporting mechanisms. The study was conducted in Nairobi county and involved
health providers and patients from 93 public and private health facilities.
Parental participation in elementary schools in ANGOLA. Joint
with Pedro Vicente. World Bank funded.
Currently in the field. We
combine survey data, lab-in-the-field experiments and Randomized Control Trials
(RCTs) to investigate parents’ involvement in school accountability,
their responsiveness to information and the constraints generated by the
collective action nature of participatory accountability.
ALBANIA Accountability for Better Governance Project, World Bank funded.
The project explored the role that parents play
within the participatory accountability system implemented in primary schools
in Albania. We conducted a nationally representative survey of primary schools,
involving 900 teachers and 1800 parents. We combined survey data with lab-in-the-field
experiments to investigate whether participation in schools and in national
election is a collective action problem.
· ETHIOPIA Health
Worker Cohort Study (first and second wave), World Bank funded.
We conducted a cohort study of young
doctors and nurses in Ethiopia. The study started in 2004 when we surveyed
final year medical and nursing students. As part of the 2004 study we involved
participants in lab-in-the field experiments aimed at measuring intrinsic
motivations and commitment to the health profession. The second wave of the
survey took place in 2007, when we traced back the 2004 study participants and
surveyed them at their place of work. The objective was to test whether
intrinsic motivations, as measured in 2004, predict choice of sector
(non-profit vs. public or private), wages and location of work.