Anandi Mani is Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her research interests include development economics, with a specific focus on issues related to the behavioural economics of poverty and social exclusion, gender issues, and public good provision. Her recent projects include a study into whether poverty impedes cognitive function, distinguishing across the effects of different types of income shocks.
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In a drought-prone and poor region of Brazil, researchers examine whether low income levels or high income uncertainty affected cognitive performance through attention allocation.