This page highlights research evaluations with a behavioural and/or psychological focus. The research projects below include studies at various stages of the research process. They cover a wide-range of topics relevant to the themes of the group and showcase a number of Oxford University researchers.
The keywords filter publications by areas of behavioural economics research, namely: beliefs, mental health, preferences, cognition, decision-making and behavioural biases. They also filter publications by the outcomes examined: agriculture, credit, saving and insurance, education, enterprise, governance, IPV, intra-household bargaining, labour, technology adoption, welfare and poverty.
To read working papers of completed research, please visit the Working Papers section of the website.
This project introduces a novel methodology for treatment assignment, which aims to balance the goals of maximizing the precision of treatment effect estimates and maximizing the welfare of experimental participants. The assignment algorithm is applied to three interventions designed to improve formal employment outcomes of Syrian refugees and local jobseekers in Jordan.
In this project, researchers look at the role played by two market frictions - the lack of credentials and expensive travel costs - in limiting the effectiveness of young people's job search.
Researchers examine whether exposure to role models through a video documentary can change individual’s aspirations and their future-oriented investments, such as investments in their children’s education.
Researchers partner with the organisations BRAC and MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit to develop and study a way to treat or prevent depression among adolescents in low-resource settings.
Researchers partner with Harambee Youth Accelerator in South Africa to investigate the potential for using skill measures to determine matches of work-seekers to job opportunities.
Researchers partner with GiveDirectly to conduct a randomised evaluation of the impact of unconditional cash transfers and an aspirations video on household outcomes in western Kenya.
This study investigates how a large, one-off cash transfer from an NGO to the poorest 40% of households in a thousand villages in western Kenya impacts civic engagement and community behaviour.
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.